2022 Tremendous Seven 600 and 2000 Channel Caterham’s Nineteen Seventies Heritage



Caterham has reintroduced its heritage line of Sevens, this time drawing affect  from the marque’s vehicles from the Nineteen Seventies and ’80s.

The 2022 Tremendous Seven 600 and 2000 are styled and trimmed to mirror the sorts of Seven that had been in style within the years after Caterham purchased the rights to the enduring sport automobile from Lotus in 1973, a date that’s certain to end in a flurry of fiftieth anniversary exercise from Caterham subsequent yr.

The obvious visible change from the common Seven lineup is a change from the small cycle fenders fitted to all fashionable Caterhams to the mounted, flowing fashion of fenders that had been in style by the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties. A chrome filler cap, black leather-based Mota-Lita steering wheel, carpeted rear panel, polished exhaust and not-very-Nineteen Seventies LED tail lamps are all customary on each vehicles, as are dinky 14-inch wheels, although the Tremendous Seven 600 will get silver Juno rims and the 2000 options Basic wheels.

Each vehicles can be found in some pretty inventory colours, but additionally in 4 others not beforehand provided on a Seven, together with the very ’70s Bourbon and Fawn choices seen on the vehicles in Caterham’s press photographs. And people paint schemes will be complimented by some equally retro inside trimmings, together with carpets, dashboard, leather-based seats and shift gaiters picked out in decisions like Deep Pink, Burgundy, and Biscuit Beige.

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The place the 2 vehicles actually differ is beneath the pores and skin. The Tremendous Seven 600 is powered by a 660 cc turbocharged Suzuki triple that makes 83 hp (84 PS), pulls the featherweight two-seater to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 6.9 seconds, and drives the again wheels through a conventional reside rear axle.

Step as much as the Tremendous Seven 2000 and also you sub the Suzuki motor with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated Ford Duratec whose 178 hp (180 PS) slashes the 60 mph time to 4.8 seconds and comes with a extra superior de-Dion rear finish. Consumers of the punchier machine may order their vehicles with a sport chassis pack that features a rear anti-roll bar, adjustable suspension and extra highly effective brakes, or specify it with Caterham’s roomier chassis construction for a bit further consolation.

The 2000 will get our vote (and that’s the one model provided in North America), however what may provide help to resolve is the numerous worth distinction: the Tremendous Seven 600 prices £29,990 ($34,026) within the UK, however you’ll have so as to add £10k ($11,347) to that to get into the 2000.

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