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Take A Look At The Caterham AeroSeven Concept

Take A Look At The Caterham AeroSeven Concept

Take A Look At The Caterham AeroSeven Concept
September 20
15:18 2013

The brand new and surprisingly good-looking Caterham AeroSeven Concept was first shown to the public at the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix. Just as one would expect from Caterham, the performance concept road car is simple, light, yet very sophisticated and packed with the latest technology.

The Caterham AeroSeven Concept is built upon the platform of the praised Seven CSR, a carbon-fibre bodied concept vehicle. While the body is built using lots of F1 technology, the car has a pretty low-tech, robust drivetrain. Under the bonnet, there is a normally-aspirated, 240ps (237bhp) engine.

Based on the 2-litre Ford Duratec, this engine is one of the world’s highest revving EU6-compliant engines. Its power is brought to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox. Delivering its peak power at 8,500rpm, the engine takes the Caterham AeroSeven Concept to 100kph in under 4 seconds.

There is no information on the top speed of the Caterham AeroSeven Concept, but this car is more about agile handling than cruising highways at top speed. Its handling is greatly improved by traction control – the first in a Caterham car – and special tires. Avon’s acclaimed CR500 tires are specially designed for motorsport performance.

The two-seater body of the Caterham AeroSeven Concept is optimized in a way that enables increasing downforce and at the same time, improving the drag coefficient. Its stunning shape was created with the help of Computational Fluid Dynamics expertise from the F1 aerodynamic group, as well as wind tunnel testing. The body has an extremely rigid rollover structure to protect the driver at all times.

In the interior of the Caterham AeroSeven Concept, the dashboard is replaced by a new fully active graphical display unit (GDU). The high-resolution, centrally mounted unit displays information such as engine speed, gear selection, vehicle speed, traction and brake settings, fuel and oil levels etc.

The production version of the Caterham AeroSeven Concept will arrive in autumn 2014.

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