Caterham Roadsport 175
From Caterham press: The Caterham 7 Roadsport is the lightweight sportscar for all conditions. Combining high performance on the road with the practicality of weather protection, as well as the ability to excel on track that is inherent in all Sevens, this is the Caterham that will do it all.
Standard equipment includes 14” alloy wheels, 5-speed gearbox, heater, hood, full windscreen, weather equipment and a carpeted interior. A large range of upgrades and optional extras are available should you wish to add even more performance to your 7.
The Roadsport is available with both the standard chassis and the wide-bodied ‘SV’ chassis. The standard chassis offers the compact lightweight dimensions that have made the Seven a legend in its 50 year history.
The SV chassis gives increased interior and luggage space due to the greater width and length of the car, making it suited for extended touring or for customers over 6’2” in height. The SV also benefits from the additional stability offered by wide-track front suspension and increased range from a larger fuel tank, with only a 25kg weight penalty over the standard chassis. The SV option is available as an optional extra for just £2,000.
Whichever chassis you choose, Caterham offers some great engines to propel it! From January 2007 production onwards, Caterham returned to Ford power, as used by Colin Chapman in the original Lotus 7 50 years ago. Two variants of the 1.6 litre Ford Sigma, with 125bhp and 150bhp are available, as well as the same 175bhp 2.0L Duratec motor found in the Superlight R300. These units have been tuned specially to suit Caterham and give substantial gains in performance, torque and economy over previous engine options.
So whether it’s a Sunday afternoon drive to a country pub, or another lap of the Nurburgring, a Caterham 7 Roadsport will give you the driving experience you’ve always wanted.