Caterham, the british sports-car manufacturer, has just released details on its upcoming entry-level model, the Caterham Seven 160.
Based on a Lotus platform, this car isn’t about ludicrous speed, it is built to be a great-handling machine with just enough power. That power comes from a Suzuki-built 660cc, three-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes 80 hp and 79 lb-ft of torque, enough to motivate the Caterham from 0-60 in 6.5 seconds and to a top speed of 100 mph.
A five-speed manual gearbox will be fitted to the engine, while a live rear-axle suspension setup is also installed on this car. The brand claims that the car has a new “balanced yet playful chassis,” helped in no small way by its 1,080 pound curb weight.
The car won’t be available in the United States, but Europeans will be able to treat themselves to this track-day weapon for £14,995 in kit form, or £17,995 for a ready-built model.