The first in line of the next generation of Caterham Cars is here. Enter the AeroSeven Concept.
The company that has manufactured the award-winning Seven for over 40 years is bringing you a new generation of cars, starting with the AeroSeven Concept. Caterham Cars is excited to unveil a new performance concept road car that for the first time combines the skills, expertise and superior technology of the entire Caterham Group. Caterham Technology & Innovation (CTI) has worked closely with Caterham F1 Team, Caterham Composites and Caterham Cars to bring a new evolution of the British sportscar to the market.
The AeroSeven Concept demonstrates how yet again Caterham is breaking the boundaries and raising the benchmark in the performance car market. It is stunningly unique and advanced, featuring the introduction of new technology while remaining true to Caterham's philosophy of delivering accessible fun. The AeroSeven Concept hints a styling direction for future models, including the all-new sportscar being developed in conjunction with Renault that is due for release in 2016.
The concept, which draws heavily on methods used by the F1 team, will be the first ever Caterham model to be fitted with traction control. Thanks to a newly developed Caterham Engine Management System, drivers will be able to enjoy fully-adjustable traction and launch control functionality.
Based on an updated interpretation of the highly acclaimed Seven CSR platform, the carbon-fibre bodied concept will launch to 100kph (62.5mph) in under four seconds. The engine is a naturally-aspirated, EU6-approved, 240ps (237bhp) engine developed by Caterham Technology & Innovation for the recently launched Caterham Seven 485. It's one of the world's highest revving EU6-compliant engines, transferring the power to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox. Over the coming months, project engineers will be assessing a number of powerplant options for the final production version.
The AeroSeven Concept is stacked with race car-inspired features, including aerodynamic styling, an exclusive F1-style steering wheel with driver-focused functionality, and an intuitive fully active Graphical Display Unit (GDU).
Production will remain at the Caterham Cars factory in Dartford, UK.
|Description: CTI-developed 2.0-litre 4 cylinder normally-aspirated Ford Duratec|
Engine Control: Caterham Engine Management System featuring fully driver-adjustable traction and launch control functions
|Transmission: Caterham 6-speed manual gearbox driven through the rear wheels|
|Front: F1-style inboard pushrod double wishbone suspension|
|Rear: Full independent double wishbone suspension|
|Front: 4 piston calipers with ventilated discs|
Rear: Sliding single piston calipers with solid discs
|ABS: Bosch “race-derived” Anti-lock Braking System with full driver adjustment|
|Wheels & Tyres|
Front: 195/45R15 Avon CR500 tyres on 6.5Jx15 alloy wheels
Rear: 245/40R15 Avon CR500 tyres on 9Jx15 alloy wheels
|Caterham AeroSeven Concept|
|Engine: 2.0-litre Ford Duratec|
|Max Power (bhp): 237 @ 8,500rpm|
|Max Torque (lbs ft): 152 @ 6,300rpm|
|0-60mph: Under 4 seconds|
|Specific Power Output: 120ps-per-litre|
|Power-to-weight: Approx. 400ps-per-tonne|
Vehicles shown may include optional extras that are not included in the standard specification.
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