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Our Rover K-series engined Caterham Sevens and Cosworth Duratec CSR200

   

 
More than 50yrs. after its introduction as the Lotus Seven, the Caterham 7 can still embarrass almost all supercars on the track and has an unmatched ability to put a smile on every driver's face.
Autocar's 'Greatest Road Tests of all Time' says about the Caterham Seven R500: Half a century on, the genius of Colin Chapman's creation still shines through. Basic versions of the Seven are best, but the R500 makes it here thanks to its truly ludicrous acceleration and remarkable grip."

We can't offer you an R500 but our CSR200 is pretty amazing in Grey wih a wonderful 2.3 litre 200 bhp Cosworth Duratec engine (eligibility criteria apply). Our 3 Roadsport SV's in blue, yellow and green have all the horses you'll need for road use. The blue car  has the Quaife Caterham close ratio six speed box .This is the 1.8 Rover power unit that used to haul around almost two tonnes in the old Land Rover Freelander. Imagine how eager it feels after shedding 70% of that weight. Our other SV's in yellow / green and green / yellow have the five speed box which is better suited for touring. Note that fourth in the five speed box is  the same ratio as sixth in the six speed box! For any type of road use, the 1.8 K-series has so much torque for the weight of the car that a two or three speed box would suffice. The cars all have the brilliant "Soft Bits For Sevens" half hoods and shower caps, along with various other SB4S sexy bits of kit like draught reducers, tunnel bags and additional luggage carriers / bags if required.

If you think of Rover only as the now defunct manufacturer of some stuffy family cars, then be prepared to be disillusioned. In this super-lightweight car you'll discover the reason why the old K-series was used as the mainstay for Caterham, Lotus and MG for so long and is still held in high regard in racing circles.

The Caterham Seven  evolved from the legendary Lotus Seven designed by Colin Chapman back in the 1950s. His philosophy was that the lighter the car the better; it will accelerate, brake and change direction faster even with a modestly tuned everyday car engine, continues to this day. When Lotus ceased production of the Seven in 1973, then main agents, Caterham Cars, took over production and have continued to develop and improve the car for both track and road use. Our  cars may share the same appearance, but these are certainly no "old classics",  but  thoroughly modern sport cars which continue to set the standard for performance, handling and comfort.
 
 
     
 

 

CATERHAM SUPER SEVEN SV and CSR200

Rover-K series aka  MG X-Power 1.8 and Cosworth Duratec 2.3

K series Max Power: 140 bhp @ 6750 rpm
K series Max torque: 124 lbsft @ 5000 rpm

Cosworth Max Power 200 bhp

We currently offer blue, yellow and green, green and yellow SV's and a grey CSR200.

 
     
 
 

Suspension

Front – adjustable double wishbones with anti-roll bar.

Rear – de Dion axle located by lower A frame and upper longitudinal Watts linkage.

Brakes

Discs all round, split system, no servo assistance, no ABS

Wheels

6 1/2 J x 15" alloys shod with 195 45 premium Avon rubber

Weight

560kg.

Power to Weight Ratio

260hp. / tonne

Power Steering

No

Electric Windows

What windows?

Brake Assist

None

Seats

Strictly two only, but leather and comfortable.

Doors

We call them "side-screens" and you can remove them.

Boot capacity

More than you might expect at around 40litres. That's a couple of soft bags enough for a weekend. Golf bags can be carried - vertically and lashed to the roll-over bar.

Cubby holes

There's the floor.

Seat belts

These cars are fitted with four strap road-going harnesses. Always move your seat forward before tightening your belt.

Indicators

Non-Self-Cancelling

Radio/ tape / CD / MP3

None fitted but you wouldn't hear it anyway - just listen to that exhaust. And on this car the induction roar give you surround sound stereo.

Sound System

You'll hear what's going on around you; the engine, gearbox, diff and even birds singing - something to do with the different sound frequency.

Airbags

None

Electronic Traction Control

It's called "your right foot"; there is no electronic intervention on these cars.

ABS

As above

Electronic Stability Control

As above

Air conditioning

Absolutely!

Climate control

Check the forecast (we'll do this for you) and head off to where the sun is shining.

Sun roof

As above, and don't forget the sun-screen.

 
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