With deepening process of car electrification, many car enthusiasts have begun to appreciate clean driving of past, and many consumers are ready to use these modern and fun models. However, depots have a different understanding of “clean”: some models can already please motorists with addition of a manual transmission, and some depots will gladly take you back to that era, and Caterham is one of them.
The Caterham Super Seven 600/2000 is officially released. The new car eschews more modern exterior styling and reverts to 1970s styling. In terms of exterior design, Caterham Super Seven 600/2000 has ditched some of details of other versions, and exterior has become simpler. The classic design of double round lamps is retained, and lamps are even more simplified, like halogen lamps. Both visual effect and light effect are excellent, full of a sense of age.
The open damping system has been replaced with a more subdued color scheme, and wheel arch design has also become longer, making car's body look sleeker but not conducive to weight reduction. .
The position of exhaust pipe is completely different depending on engine, but no matter which side it is on, you need to be careful when getting in and out of car, and when driving, you need to wear earplugs to avoid hearing loss. .
The interior is naturally uncovered and original. In addition to the necessary instruments and switches, only a solid wooden center console remains. Any comfort equipment, air conditioning and audio system are optional accessories.
The Caterham Super Seven 600/2000 has two different versions. As name suggests, 600 comes with a 0.6L turbocharged engine. This one from Suzuki has a maximum output of 84 horsepower. It doesn't seem to have anything to do with it. It's not close , but given its own weight, it can still complete a 0-60 mph time of 6.9 seconds. The 2000 model is equipped with a 2.0-liter engine from Ford, and the maximum power is increased to 180 horsepower in one fell swoop, which allows you to accelerate from zero to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds.
For avid driving enthusiasts, this car without any electronic system can be best toy. But fun toys don't come cheap: Suzuki K-powered 600 costs £29,900, while more powerful 2000 costs an additional £10,000 to £39,990. For same price, there are many options in UK market, such as latest Toyota GR Yaris, but for those users who like to feel like original, Caterham might be more appetizing.