Anyone who knows anything about the legendry Caterham 7 will regard it as something ‘special’, but now it’s official.
Coinciding with the launch of the blisteringly quick Caterham CSR 260, Auto Express, the UK’s most popular weekly motoring magazine, has voted Caterham Cars Limited its Specialist Car Manufacturer of the Year 2005.
The award was presented in recognition of the company’s development of the homegrown Caterham CSR260 and its ongoing Cosworth engine programme. It is a programme that has helped Caterham Cars become the best selling British-owned car manufacturer.
With a 2.3 litre 16V 260BHP Cosworth engine shoehorned under the bonnet of the high tech, all-new CSR 260, the latest Caterham is capable of catapulting the driver to 60mph in just 3.1 seconds. It even passes the 100mph mark in 7.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 155mph.
And with a Euro IV 200BHP version being developed for the worldwide market, Caterham is poised to become the biggest truly British car exporter.
Managing director at Caterham Cars Limited, Ansar Ali, said: "This is a perfect honour for the work we have done to create a genuine, British built, supercar-basher. It is also a very public recognition of the skills and commitment of all our staff and whose efforts will ensure we stay ahead of the game. The Specialist Manufacturer of the Year Award is a wonderful addition to our trophy cabinet."Published 21 July 2005