Caterham Cars is a manufacturer of special lightweight sports cars from Great Britain. The company was established in Caterham, Surrey, hence the name, and is headquartered in Crawley, Sussex. The company released their current model, the Caterham 7 or just known as Seven, way back 1973 and is an evolution of the Series 3 Lotus Seven engineered by Colin Chapman.
Caterham Cars made a two-seater soft top substitute to the Lotus Elise and MGF in the 1990s and they called it the Caterham 21. A combined project with Lola was then released for mass testing in 2010 and it was called the SP/300.R, a car that only works on a definite track. It was scheduled to be released in 2013.
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Two years before, Tony Fernandes, the Malaysian who owns the Formula One team, announced that he bought the whole company.
The engines of the Caterham Cars were initially supplied by Ford Kent engines. These engines can also be matched with Cosworth-derived BDA/R units, but the difference is, they are enlarged and specified to 1.7-litres, which generates a larger horsepower at 150-170 bhp.
Factories and showrooms of Caterham Cars were initially located in Surrey but later on moved to a new and bigger plant at Dartford, Kent. Just this 2012, the Caterham Cars transferred to a new facility in Leafield.
This was to target the production of new models of cars. The said plant was used by the Arrows F1 team and the Super Aguri F1 team. The Leafield plant will also accommodate the Caterham F1 team. It was headquartered at Hingham Norfolk before.
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When it comes to motorsports, the Caterham F1 Team, popularly known in Team Lotus in 2011, raced the tracks from 2012. Being Team Lotus before, the team still retained the Yellow and Green livery. On 2012, the F1 team then introduced the first ever F1 car of Caterham, the CT-01 in the F1 Racing Magazine.
Full List of Caterham Car Models
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The Caterham 7 is a sports car designed and produced by Caterham Cars, an automaker from the United Kingdom. Caterham started selling this in 1973 up until today. The Roadsport is a variation with faster engine and more extra features.
- Classic Caterham
- Caterham 7 Superlight R300
- Caterham SEVEN 270
- Caterham SEVEN 360
- Caterham SEVEN 420
- Caterham SEVEN 620 S
- Caterham SEVEN 620 R
- Caterham AEROSEVEN
- Caterham Roadsport
- Caterham Roadsport A
- Caterham Roadsport B
- Caterham Superlight
- Caterham Superlight R300
- Caterham Superlight R400
- Caterham Superlight R500
- Caterham Superlight R600
- Caterham Superlight 620R
- Caterham SEVEN CSR
Video of Caterham Car Models
Photos of Caterham’s Different Types of Cars
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