Caterham Cars has simplified thir model range for 2015 to FIVE core models of the Seven, with three new variants joining the 160 and 620R in the line-up

Major news at Caterham Cars as the manufacturer has introduced three brand new additions to its existing range of Sevens with the 270, 360 and 480 all available in the UK immediately. The introduction of these three new variants simplifies Caterham’s range to comprise five core models. In addition, all Sevens can now be specified with ‘S’ or ‘R’ equipment packages. The three new models sit between the entry-level Seven 160 and the rangetopping, barnstorming, supercharged 620R, the most powerful production Seven variant ever built.

Launched in 2013, the Seven 160 embodies the pioneering spirit of early Sevens with its compact three-cylinder engine and live-axle rear suspension. Next up is the new 270 model, powered by the latest-generation 1.6-litre Ford Sigma engine with variable-valve timing technology and offering a 10bhp power upgrade from the outgoing Roadsport 125 it replaces.

Sitting in the middle of the range is the Seven 360, which runs the same 2-litre Ford Duratec power unit as Caterham’s R300 race cars, offering the perfect balance between road and track. The penultimate model in the line-up is the Seven 420, which features a dry sump and is powered by the 2-litre Ford Duratec, although benefiting from modifications that offer 210bhp.

At the top of the range, is Caterham’s mighty 620R, which also runs a 2-litre Duratec that pumps out 310bhp, reaching 0-62mph in 2.8-seconds.

Model RRP Power





Speed (MPH)

Out-going model
Seven 160 £18,995 80 6.9 secs 100
Seven 270 £22,995 135 5.0 secs 122 Roadsport 140


Seven 360 £26,995 180 4.8 secs 130 Roadsport 175

Supersport R

Seven 420 £29,995 210 4.0 secs 136 Superlight R400
Seven 620 £49,995 310 2.8 secs 155

The new ‘S’ and ‘R’ packs offer specially-tailored trim and equipment packages to suit both road and track drivers. The ‘S’ pack is geared towards road-use and includes creature comforts such as a fully-carpeted cockpit, full windscreen, hood, side-screens and leather seats.

Meanwhile, the ‘R’ pack is more track-focused, while retaining its road car status by offering limited-slip differential, sports suspension and a four-point race harness and also offers 15in Orcus alloy wheels, which have been exclusively designed for Caterham and are 10 per cent lighter than the wheel they replace.

In the cockpit, the unique ‘R’ rev-counter has been orientated to optimise it for use at high revs. For customers with pure track driving in mind, a 13in alloy wheel is available as an option and the ‘R’ pack customers choosing this option will also get upgraded suspension geometry.

S Pack± – £2,995.00 R Pack± – £3,995.00
5-Speed gearbox 5-speed gearbox
Road suspension pack Limited-slip differential
14” classic alloy wheels with 185/60 tyres Lightweight flywheel
Fully carpeted interior Sport suspension pack
Full windscreen, hood and side screens 15” Orcus alloy wheels with 195/45 tyres
‘S’ key, gearknob and instrument design Uprated brake master cylinder
Heater Carbon fibre dashboard
Black leather seats Composite race seats
Momo steering wheel Momo steering wheel
Choice of four paint finishes 4-point race harness
Black pack
‘R’ key, gearknob and instrument design
Shift light
Choice of four paint finishes

Caterham Cars CEO, Graham Macdonald, said: “Caterham Cars has been making exciting sportscars accessible to driving enthusiasts for over 40-years.

“Now, with our all-new, simplified model line-up and equipment packages, we feel we have a Seven for everyone, whether your perfect drive is a Sunday blast through the countryside or a hardcore thrash around a race circuit.

“The Caterham brand has always had simplicity at its heart. While the pure thrill of driving remains at the core of our iconic Seven design, the experience of selecting and buying a Caterham is one that now reflects the brand’s values of effortlessness and intuition.”

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