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Car video reviews:

Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
Segment: Roadster & Convertible

No ABS, no traction control, no radio, no infotainment system, just some extended fenders and an exposed exhaust.

Sounds like a 70s’ car? Sure does. Only that it’s not.

The Caterham Seven was first launched in 1973, based on the Lotus Seven from 1957. The 2020 Super Seven 1600 was revealed in 2020. While the base remained pretty much the same, it had an improved suspension, a stronger chassis and, of course, a modern engine.

The engine was actually 1.6-liter 4-cylinder with 135 hp and 160 Nm torque. 135 hp might not sound like enough for 2020, however, if you take into consideration the car’s weight, you would understand why this car was agile and had a top speed of 200 kph. With its total weight of 565 kg, the new classic could get to 100 kph in 5 seconds.

The power was sent to the wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission, offering the driver a pure driving experience. Did I mention the small car was not equipped with power steering? That pretty much added to unfiltered sensation.

The driver would very much feel in control of the vehicle and one of the reasons would be the seat being located on the rear axle, while the driver’s hands would be connected directly to the front wheels.

Its release price for the standard version would be around $44.000. Would you pay that amount for such a car? Or up to $60.000 for the top of the range?

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CATERHAM Super Seven 1600 2020 - Present
  1 gasoline engine
  • 1.6L 5MT (135 HP)

CATERHAM Super Seven 1600 1.6L 5MT (135 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.6L 5MT (135 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Power
100.7 KW @ 6800 RPM
136.9 HP @ 6800 RPM
135 BHP @ 6800 RPM
Torque
122 lb-ft @ 4100 RPM
165 Nm @ 4100 RPM
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
122 mph (196 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
125.2 in (3180 mm)
Width
62 in (1575 mm)
Height
42.9 in (1090 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1246 lbs (565 kg)
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