Two New Caterham Sevens are Bound for America
Are you handy with a set of tools? Do you like to build your own cars? Well then have we got a car for you. Caterham has two new-old British sportscars heading for the U.S. Headlining the company’s presence at this week’s Monterey Car Week, Caterham has announced the Seven 360 and Seven 480 sports cars, which have been developed especially for the United States. RELATED: See Photos of the 2014 Caterham Seven Kamui Kobayashi Edition
Both cars will sell through Caterham’s US distributor, Superformance, which began hawking the 40-year-old racers in January 2014. Sadly, those digits aren’t power outputs, but rather power-to-weight ratios. Powered by a 2.0-liter Ford Duratec engine, the 360 outputs 180 horsepower and sprints from 0-60mph in less than 4.9 seconds. The up-rated Seven 480 boasts a hearty 237 horsepower and makes the dash in just 3.4 seconds.
Like all US-bound Caterhams, the company ships the Sevens as complete knockdown kits to sidestep the safety standards held to normal production models. However, you wouldn’t exactly think ‘kit car’ by their price tags. The Seven 360 will retail for $44,900 while the Seven 480 notches a $52,900 price tag.
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There’s just one more little detail. You’ll have to buy the engine and transmission separately. Costs range from $10,500 to $12,950 for the suggested Duratec mills, but why not try and squeeze something bigger in there? What engines would you all try to fit?
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