Following a couple of leaked images, we can now bring you the official details of the Caterham, the AeroSeven Concept. Revealed at the beginning of the Singapore Formula Grand Prix, the car previews a production model, and is also the first Caterham model to be fitted with traction control.
The Caterham AeroSeven also serves as a hint to its styling direction for future models, including the all-new sportscar being developed in conjunction with Renault and due for release in early 2016. The open-top sports car itself is poised for launch in 2014, to rival cars like the BAC Mono.
Caterham AeroSeven is based on the Seven CSR platform and features a carbon fiber body. It is a lot more sophisticated than the most sophisticated Seven, which is why one may feel concerned about Caterham deviating from its core values. The new model is faster and safer and better for sure, but is it just as fun as the simple old models?
Well, it probably is. The power comes from, among other options, a normally-aspirated, EU6-approved, 240ps (237bhp) engine developed by Caterham Technology & Innovation for the recently launched Caterham Seven 485. And seeing as the car weighs almost nothing at all, the AeroSeven goes from 0 to 62mph in four seconds flat. A car of such capabilities is ought to be fun.
Other racing-inspired features of the Caterham AeroSeven include an aerodynamic styling, an exclusive steering wheel with driver-focused functionality, and an intuitive fully active Graphical Display Unit (GDU).