The Caterham Seven 165 has been officially unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show, revealing the classic British brand's newest sports car.

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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.

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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.

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