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Caterham Seven Owner's Manual
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Caterham Cars History

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Founded in 1959 in Caterham Hill, Surrey, Caterham Cars was one of the first Lotus dealers.


In 1967, she received the exclusive right to sell the famous Lotus Seven kit car in the UK, and in 1973 she completely inherited this model from Lotus and continued to produce it under the Caterham Seven brand.


In 1987, production was moved to Dartford (Kent), and in 2012 a new factory was opened in Leafield (Oxfordshire).


Since 2011, Caterham Cars has been part of the Caterham Group, owned by Malay businessman Tony Fernandez.


It also included the Caterham F1 Team (formerly Team Lotus), which competed in Formula One from 2012-2014.


Since 2014 Superformance has been the official distributor of Caterham in the USA.


Caterham's flagship product is still the Seven Roadster, which is inspired by the original Lotus Seven designed by Colin Chapman in 1957.


Equipped with a tubular steel space frame and an aluminum body with separate fenders and headlights, the Caterham Seven is renowned for its lightness, handling and high power-to-weight ratio.


It is devoid of amenities such as a folding roof and doors, not to mention airbags, radio, air conditioning, navigation, ABS and other driver assistance systems.


Under the hood, in-line 4-cylinder engines from different manufacturers (Lotus, Ford, Cosworth, Vauxhall, Rover) with a volume of 1. 3 to 2. 0 liters were usually installed. and power from 70 to 310 hp, in combination with a 5 or 6-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive.


As a rule, several modifications were offered to choose from (Classic, Roadsport, Superlight, CSR, Supersport), focused on either comfort or performance.


Caterham Seven is sold both as a finished car and as a kit for self-assembly.


It is road legal and the owner can compete in club races around the world.


The road to the FIA champions for Caterham Seven has long been closed, because it has practically no competitors in its class.


Despite modest power and torque figures, the Seven has repeatedly set acceleration records among production models.


So, in 1992, the Caterham Seven JPE (Jonathan Palmer Evolution) accelerated to 96 km / h in 3. 48 seconds - faster than the Ferrari F40 and Jaguar XJ220.


In addition to Seven, Caterham Cars tried to produce a more civilized roadster with an aerodynamic body called Caterham 21 (1994-2000) and a two-seat track car SP / 300. R (2011-2013), developed in collaboration with Lola.