March 23, 2015

Caterham unleashes three brand new models - Seven 270, 360 and 420

Caterham Cars has introduced three brand new additions to its existing range of iconic sportscars.

The Seven 270, 360 and 480 are all available in the UK immediately. The introduction of these three new variants simplifies Caterham's range to comprise five core models. In addition,
all Caterham Sevens can now be specified with brand new 'S' or 'R' equipment packages.*

Like all Sevens, the new variants adhere to Caterham's brand mantra of delivering 'accessible fun' through the traditional Caterham minimalistic, lightweight approach to sportscar engineering.

The three new vehicles sit between the existing range bookends - the entry-level Seven 160 and the supercharged 620R, the most powerful production Seven ever built.

Sitting in the middle of the range is the Seven 360, which runs the same 2.0 Ford Duratec power unit as Caterham's flagship R300 race cars, offering the perfect balance between road and race track.

The penultimate model in the line-up is the Seven 420, which features a dry sump and is also powered by the 2.0 Ford Duratec, although benefitting from modifications which offer 210 bhp. At the top of the range, is Caterham's mighty 620R, which also runs a finely-tuned 2.0 Ford Duratec that pumps out an extreme 310 bhp and reaches 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds.

The British sportscar maker has also introduced two brand new equipment packages, which are available on all models.*** The new 'S' and 'R' packs offer specially-tailored trim and equipment packages to suit both road and track drivers.

The 'S' pack is geared towards the casual road driver and includes creature comforts such as a fully-carpeted cockpit, full windscreen, hood and side screens and leather seats. Meanwhile, the 'R' pack is more track-focused, whilst retaining its road car status by offering limited-slip differential, sports suspension and a four-point race harness.

The 'R' pack also offers 15-inch Orcus alloy wheels, which have been exclusively designed for Caterham and are 10 per cent lighter than the outgoing 15-inch alloy wheel.  In the cockpit, the unique 'R' rev-counter has been orientated to optimise it for use at high rpm. For customers with pure track driving in mind, a 13-inch alloy wheel is available as an option with the 'R' pack; customers choosing this option will also benefit from an upgraded suspension geometry set-up to ensure the ultimate in race track handling.

S Pack±
> 5-speed gearbox
> Road suspension pack
> 14-inch classic alloy wheels with 185/60 tyres
> Fully carpeted interior
> Full windscreen, hood and side screens
> 'S' key, gearknob and instrument design
> Heater
> Black leather seats
> Momo steering wheel
> Choice of four paint finishes

R Pack±
> 5-speed gearbox
> Limited-slip differential
> Lightweight flywheel
> Sport suspension pack
> 15-inch Orcus alloy wheels with 195/45 tyres
> Uprated brake master cylinder
> Carbon fibre dashboard
> Composite race seats
> Momo steering wheel
> 4-point race harness
> Black pack
> 'R' key, gearknob and instrument design
> Shift light
> Choice of four paint finishes

"Caterham Cars has been making exciting sportscars accessible to driving enthusiasts for over 40 years," said Graham Macdonald, CEO, Caterham Cars.

"Now, with our all-new, simplified model line-up and equipment packages, we feel we have a Seven for everyone, whether your perfect drive is a Sunday drive through the countryside or a hardcore blast around a race track."

"The Caterham brand has always had simplicity at its heart. While the pure thrill of driving remains at the core of our iconic Seven design, the experience of selecting and buying a Caterham is one that now reflects the brand's values of effortlessness and intuition."

Model - RRP**
Seven 160 - £18,995
Seven 270 - £22,995
Seven 360 - £26,995
Seven 420 - £29,995
Seven 620 - £49,995

* Packs vary as below
** Prices based on factory built standard S3 chassis

± Equipment listed available on 270, 360, 420 models; 'S' package only available on 160, contents varies to that listed above; 620 available in R' pack only, contents varies to that listed above


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