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Caterham Seven Range Gets New 270, 360 and 420 Models

When it comes to lightweight sports cars on four wheels, Caterham Cars are the motorized version of Cadbury sweets. But watch out for diabetes, because Caterham Seven just added three new models to the lineup.
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Caterham Seven 270, Seven 360 and Seven 480 are now available in the UK and if your sugar level is not yet high enough, get ready for this: all Sevens are available with the S or R equipment packages and will fit into the existing variants - the Seven 160 and the hardcore Seven 620R.

Now, with our all-new, simplified model line-up and equipment packages, we feel we have a Seven for everyone, whether your perfect drive is a Sunday drive through the countryside or a hardcore blast around a race track,” said Graham Macdonald, Caterham Cars CEO.

As we are pretty sure you won’t leave this article until you’ve had enough info about the new models, here are the essentials. The Seven 270 model was given a Ford Sigma 1.6-liter four-cylinder atmospheric powerhouse pumping 135 HP at 6,800 rpm and 165 Nm (122 lb-ft) at 4,100 rpm. It can reach 122 mph (196 km/h) and boats a power-to-weight ratio of 250 HP per tonne.

Above the Seven 270 lies its bigger brother - the 360, powered by a 2.0-liter Ford Duratec engine that means business thanks to its 180 HP at 7,300 rpm and 194 Nm (143 lb-ft) at 6,100 rpm. It can go as fast as 130 mph (209 km/h) and its power-to-weight ratio screams 321 HP per tonne.

And here comes the spoiled Caterham Seven 420, put into motion by the same 2.0-liter Duratec mill as the Seven 270 but tuned up to produce 210 HP at 7,600 rpm and 203 Nm (150 lb-ft) at 6,300 rpm. The 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint is checked in 3.8 seconds and the power-to-weight ratio returned by this bad boy is 375 HP per tonne.

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