Caterham Seven CSR

Caterham Cars has proudly unveiled the most important all-new version of its legendary Seven sportscar.

The British built Caterham Seven CSR sees the long-awaited return of Cosworth to the road car market after a ten-year absence with two bespoke, high performance engines. The new model will also benefit from the introduction of a fully independent rear, and inboard F1-style, front suspension plus major aerodynamic and chassis enhancements.

Internally, the famous two-seater will boast the most dramatic overhaul of its dashboard and trim in the model’s entire 48-year history.

Engine

The heartbeat of the Seven CSR will be the new Cosworth developed 2.3-litre Ford Duratec engine.

The all-alloy, four-cylinder twin cam unit will produce either 200bhp or 260bhp and unrivalled levels of reliability and performance. Significantly, the EU4 approved 200bhp engine, will provide a major boost to Caterham’s already strong export market, as well as forming the cornerstone of its domestic high performance sales.

Suspension

With constant evolution, Colin Chapman’s timeless design has consistently proven to be the benchmark for handling and driver enjoyment. From this already enviable reputation, the Seven CSR will push the envelope further still with an entirely redesigned new suspension system.

Developed in association with world leading specialists, Multimatic Inc, the new model will benefit from a racetrack honed double wishbone fully independent rear suspension to increase grip and adjustability. At the front, an F1-style push-rod operated inboard unit will improve the aerodynamic performance with an 50mm increase in the front wheel track aiding high-speed cornering for those venturing on circuit.

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Published : 09/10/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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