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2017 Caterham Seven 620R LEGO review

We couldn't get our hands on the real one, so the LEGO Caterham Seven was the next best thing!

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Caterham still keen on 'practical sports car' plan, despite Alpine deal collapse
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Caterham still keen on 'practical sports car' plan, despite Alpine deal collapse

Caterham is still keen on a new, more conventional model to flesh out its model range. In an interview with Autocar, Graham MacDonald, CEO of Caterham, has admitted that the small British sports car maker is still eager to have a fully enclosed 'practical' sports car, despite its joint venture with Renault falling through in 2014...


Caterham refreshes Seven range pricing for Australia
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Caterham refreshes Seven range pricing for Australia

The change to currency exchange rates following the Brexit announcement has enabled Caterham Australia to revise pricing of the ultra-light sports car range for 2017 to make the enthusiast sports car more affordable. Prices now start from $64,000 (plus options and on road costs) for the entry level Caterham Seven 275...


The oldest 'new' cars on sale today
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The oldest 'new' cars on sale today

There have been some big-name retirements in the automotive landscape recently – the most prominent of them being the Land Rover Defender. But there are some other models out there that have been kicking around for quite a while, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the oldest ‘new’ cars still on sale...


Lego Caterham 7 620R kit revealed
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Lego Caterham 7 620R kit revealed

The ultimate kit car kit car, the Lego Caterham 7, has finally been revealed. A result of the crowd-sourced Lego Ideas program, the bight yellow Caterham joins the Mars 'Curiosity' Rover and Back to the Future Delorean vehicles developed through the program. The Caterham, set number 21307, is the first 'road going' car set to make the transition from fan concept to mass-production reality...


Caterham 'C120': the new Alpine coupe's scrubbed twin
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Caterham 'C120': the new Alpine coupe's scrubbed twin

The Caterham 'C120' coupe, the cancelled sibling of the upcoming Alpine 'A120', has been unveiled by the design consultancy involved in its development. The Caterham coupe, codenamed C120 - although it wears F1-based 'CT02' plates in these images - was unveiled late last week by Drive Design, the British firm that helped to shape it...


LEGO Caterham Seven set coming soon to a store near you
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LEGO Caterham Seven set coming soon to a store near you

Everyone's favourite kit-car is now a car-kit from LEGO. The LEGO Ideas program providing an official stamp of approval to the Caterham Seven model developed by an avid fan. You may recall back in 2014, we alerted you to the submission of the Caterham kit to the user-generated LEGO Ideas development program...


Lego Caterham Seven: Vote to make super superlight car kit reality
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Lego Caterham Seven: Vote to make super superlight car kit reality

If you participate in one online partition this year, then make it one that matters: a vote to support a potential new Lego kit of a perennial favourite, the Caterham 7. An enterprising engineer - clearly with more time than you and I combined - has created the quintessential kit of the quintessential kit, hoping to follow the likes of the Mars Rover and Back to the Future DeLorean in going from Lego Ideas forum to shops...


Caterham Seven range to be renamed, model range rejigged - report
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Caterham Seven range to be renamed, model range rejigged - report

The Caterham Seven range will be revised in 2015, with the British speciality sports car maker also renaming various models for simplicity's sake. According to a report in Autocar, Caterham will update its lightweight, track-ready Seven sports car next year. When this update is launched, all regular variants in the Seven range will be named after their power-to-weight ratio, as calculated in horsepower-to-tonnes...


Caterham F1 team resorts to crowdfunding to reach final race of 2014
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Caterham F1 team resorts to crowdfunding to reach final race of 2014

Desperate times call for equally desperate measures, and for the Caterham F1 team that means crowdfunding the money required to attend the final race of the 2014 Formula One season. Tony Fernandes' Caterham Group sold its eponymous Formula One team in July of this year to a group of investors from the Middle East and Switzerland...


Tony Fernandes sells Caterham F1 team, keeps road car operation
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Tony Fernandes sells Caterham F1 team, keeps road car operation

The Caterham Group has sold its Formula One team to a consortium of investors from the Middle East and Switzerland. According to the company, the other components of the Caterham Group — namely Caterham Cars, Caterham Bikes, the composites division, the Technology and Innnovation consulting and contracting arm, and the GP2 and Moto2 racing teams — will remain under the control of current owners Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Maranun...


Renault buys Caterham's stake in Alpine sports car partnership
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Renault buys Caterham's stake in Alpine sports car partnership

French car brand Renault has taken over Caterham's stake in the joint-venture sports car project Alpine. The Alpine project was previously a 50:50 partnership between the French manufacturer and the British sports car specialist, though troubles with the design and styling of the joint-venture models that were set to be spawned as a result of the tie-up appear to have caused the partnership to be dissolved...


Caterham sale rumours rejected by owner Tony Fernandes
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Caterham sale rumours rejected by owner Tony Fernandes

Caterham owner Tony Fernandes has issued a statement denying reports that the company is up for sale. Over the weekend Malaysian business website The Edge reported, via an unnamed source, that the company was seeking new owners from the Middle East. It's claimed that current owners and co-chairmen Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Maranun were hoping for a sale price of around 350 million pounds ($635 million) for the Caterham Group...


Renault, Caterham sports cars project to be canned, claims report
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Renault, Caterham sports cars project to be canned, claims report

The partnership between Renault and Caterham to co-develop and produce a pair of affordable sports cars could reportedly be wound up before the cars even hit the road, according to a UK report. Autocar claims the French-British joint venture that was announced less than 18 months ago will be cancelled, despite the fruits of the project – two lightweight, two-seat sports cars from Caterham and reborn French division Alpine – still being more than 24 months away from their planned launch date...


Caterham Seven 485 becomes brand's fastest ever in Australia
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Caterham Seven 485 becomes brand's fastest ever in Australia

The fastest and most powerful Caterham ever offered for sale in Australia, the Caterham Seven 485, has been released. Powered by a specially developed Euro-6 compliant Ford-sourced naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine – with dry sump lubrication – the Caterham Seven 485 delivers 177kW at 8500rpm and 206Nm at 6300rpm exclusively to its rear wheels...


Caterham AeroSeven concept officially unveiled
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Caterham AeroSeven concept officially unveiled

The Caterham AeroSeven concept has been officially unveiled at this weekend's Singapore Formula One Grand Prix. Seen for the first time last week in leaked images, the Caterham AeroSeven concept previews a new performance road car from the British sports car manufacturer due to be launched in production form in 12 months...


Caterham AeroSeven concept leaked
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Caterham AeroSeven concept leaked

Images of the Caterham AeroSeven concept have been leaked ahead of the radically styled track specialist's unveiling at this weekend's Singapore Formula One Grand Prix. Though its exterior design represents a significant departure from the traditional retro-styled Seven, the AeroSeven concept’s exaggerated bonnet length, low-slung stance, roofless cockpit and rearward seating position make it instantly recognisable as one from British sports car maker...


Caterham Seven 165: entry-level sports car unveiled
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Caterham Seven 165: entry-level sports car unveiled

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...


Caterham Seven 165: 59kW, 107Nm for entry-level sports car
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Caterham Seven 165: 59kW, 107Nm for entry-level sports car

More details of the new entry-level Caterham sports car set to debut at this month's Frankfurt motor show have been released, revealing engine outputs, prices, and the plan for two variants. Aimed at providing an accessible new entry point into the British brand's lightweight sports cars, the Caterham Seven 165 will be powered by a 59kW/ 107Nm turbocharged 660cc three-cylinder petrol engine...


Caterham confirms three-cylinder Suzuki turbo for entry model
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Caterham confirms three-cylinder Suzuki turbo for entry model

The upcoming entry-level Caterham Seven will be powered by a turbocharged three-cylinder engine, the British brand has announced. Manufactured by Suzuki Motor Corporation, Caterham says the 660cc engine will be the smallest and most efficient powerplant ever installed in a Seven...