The Caterham Seven 165 has been officially unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show, revealing the classic British brand’s newest sports car.
Intended to be an uncomplicated, easy to run and exciting entry point into the marque, the Caterham Seven 165 is powered by a Suzuki-built turbocharged 660cc three-cylinder engine.
Producing 59kW and 107Nm, and teamed with a Suzuki five-speed manual transmission, the powerplant is smallest and most efficient unit ever installed in a Seven.
Unveiled at Frankfurt by Caterham Cars CEO Graham Macdonald and Suzuki executive vice president Toshihiro Suzuki, the Caterham Seven 165 is to be sold across mainland Europe and Japan at a price of 25,000 euro ($36,600) including local taxes.
The model will also be joined by a cheaper variant in the UK, dubbed the Seven 160, promising to start at less than £17,000 ($29,300).
Combing a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive layout with turbocharger characteristics and super skinny tyres, the Seven 165 is sure to be an entertaining package for those on a budget.
Production is planned to start in January 2014, with first deliveries to follow in March.