Besides serving up your family pet, nothing offers raw astonishment quite like a Caterham. Piloting any member of the Lotus-derived family with aggression delivers an experience laced with adrenaline, exhilaration and ecstasy. Especially in 2.0-liter form - such as we have for sale here.
Boasting deportment similar to scaffolding poles on steroids, the vehicle’s on-road stance allows for an overwhelmingly-intensified sense of speed. Providing more grip than Kim Kardashian has on reality, alongside the propensity to separate your retinas through sheer G-force alone, any well-heeled Caterham conveys a bonafide shock for those unprepared.
Conceived by none other than Colin Chapman back in 1957, the two-seater sports car was designed purely with speed in mind. To that end, Chapman developed the mantra ‘Simplify, then add lightness’ – the Lotus Seven was born.
Some six decades on, that original philosophy continues to churn out tarmac-abusing brutes through the Caterham marque. Founded in 1973, with Chapman’s design purchased and then directly advanced from the Series 3 Lotus Seven, the current range of Caterham vehicles focuses on driver experience as a priority.
For those with experience and bravery, you can specify an all-out 310bhp monster weighing only 500kg. That’s enough grunt to breach 60mph from a standstill in 4.9 seconds – faster than a Ferrari Testarossa.
However, should such power push your driving limits clean through a hedge, then you can opt for the slightly-less powerful – yet no less exciting – 2.0-liter model. This is the entry-level vehicle producing 180bhp from the hard-wearing Duratec powerplant, mated to five-speed manual transmission and adjustable height Bilstein coilovers.
The previous owner of this smart red example added a zip-up soft top for easier use. There’s also air conditioning and wind wings for better air flow. Get a closer look at the Caterham here.
With the Caterham wide track suspension and wide body SV chassis, this Caterham Seven can be utilized either on road or track. Strap in, take a deep breath and prepare yourself…
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