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Caterham 7 Classic

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7 Classic Overview

  • Mileage (upto)
    8.0 kmpl
  • Engine (upto)
    1396 cc
  • BHP
    105.0
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Airbags
    Yes
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7 Classic Review

Caterham 7 is perhaps the entry-level roadster in British automaker's range of machines and this two-seater tub with wheels is for those drivers who are looking for everyday thrill or some road bashing on weekends. The British supercar maker has tied up with Burmans and has started selling this car in India. It is basically a built to order model and the operations is being handled by this company's cars in the country. Only one model is available in the Indian market but the company has provided series of performance packages to quench the thirst of different individuals with different preferences. It bears the price tag of around INR 28 lakhs, it is undoubtedly one of the most tempting lightweight sportscars for these markets. Available in classic version in the Indian market, it comes with 1.4L K-series petrol engine producing 105bhp at 6000rpm and 128Nm of torque at 5000rpm. It is further coupled with five-speed manual transmission gearbox pushing this roadster from 0-62mph (0 to 100kmph) in just 6.50 seconds of time reaching the top speed of 110mph (177kmph). Other versions in this range include 1.6L 115bhp, 1.8L 140bhp and 1.8L X-power drivetrain. Unfortunately transmission does not contain any racing sequential box. According to road test report, this classic series delivers a fair mileage of 8kmpl which is enough for this type of sportscar. It is supported by modest dimensions and steering and is connected in such a way that big supercars can never be. The chassis is communicative and enhanced by lightweight and simplicity. The rear axle is a de Dion type as compared to previous generation versions. The adjustable double wishbone with anti-roll bar can grab the road with ease. The ride is firm and body roll is non-existent due to car's low centre of gravity. For the people with hill climbing passion and track day driving, the classic is an ideal choice to make. Its Classic variant uses skinny Avon tubeless tires 180/60 R14 wrapped around 14inch steel wheels. It is 3340mm in length and 1397mm wider possessing an overall height of 1105mm. There is SV suffix attached to the classic range meaning that it will have larger bodyshell and adding 80mm to the wheelbase and adding 105mm to overall width. The tiny car has a kerb weight of 525kg which can house in two persons comfortably. Some of the prominent features are power windows, power door locks, central locking and leather adorned seats. As hinted by the name itself, the inside of the car is basically ‘classic'. There are flat dials with rack and pinion power steering wheel and generally falls to hand as ‘OK' and of good quality. There are some switches here and there for lights, horn and indicators. Lack of stereo system would be disappointing but you won't be able to hear that on the track, that's for sure. In terms of safety, there are no doors to talk of and no lockable boot and no place for putting your things away securely but engine immobilizer and removable steering wheel can compensate right to some extent. A protecting harness will keep you secure in the roadster but no safety kit to protect you from a crash unless you opt for a higher model. Traction control, Anti-lock braking system and ESP are all absent in the car. There is a small storage compartment available behind the seats but calling it ‘small' is a kind approach. There is very low space at the bottom and seat adjustment is minimal. This series might be a leftover from another era, but it is reassuring to car aficionados that this brilliantly created sports car still has the ability of mixing up with the quickest road cars plying today. The engineering is superb and the performance on the twisty curvy roads is phenomenal at this price. But as judged by the standards of ‘normal' cars, it does look a little expensive for something being offered in basic style. The brainchild of Lotus legend Colin Chapman is considered a true value for money. And while other supercars model prices keep on depreciating enormously, this car holds its price tag very well with used models losing only a few thousand dollars in the initial years of handling.

Key Specifications of Caterham 7 Classic

ARAI Mileage8.0 kmpl
City Mileage5.0 kmpl
Fuel TypePetrol
Engine Displacement (cc)1396
Max Power (bhp@rpm)105bhp@6000rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)128Nm@5000rpm
Seating Capacity2
TransmissionTypeManual
Fuel Tank Capacity60
Body TypeConvertible
Service Cost (Avg. of 5 years)No

Key Features of Caterham 7 Classic

Multi-function Steering WheelNo
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYes
Automatic Climate ControlYes
Engine Start Stop ButtonNo
Anti Lock Braking SystemYes
Alloy WheelsYes
Fog Lights - FrontNo
Fog Lights - RearNo
Power Windows RearNo
Power Windows FrontNo
Wheel CoversNo
Passenger AirbagYes
Driver AirbagYes
Power SteeringYes
Air ConditionerNo

Caterham 7 Classic Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Engine TypeK Series Engine
Displacement (cc)1396
Max Power (bhp@rpm)105bhp@6000rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)128Nm@5000rpm
No. of cylinder2
Valves Per Cylinder0
Turbo ChargerYes
Super ChargeNo
TransmissionTypeManual
Gear Box5 Speed
Drive TypeRWD
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Fuel & Performance

Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage (ARAI)8.0
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60
Emission Norm ComplianceBs IV
Top Speed (Kmph)177
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Suspension, Steering & Brakes

Front SuspensionAdjustable Double Wishbone With Anti Roll Bar
Rear SuspensionDe Dion Axle Located By Lower A Frame & Upper Radius Arm
Steering TypePower
Steering Gear TypeRack & Pinion
Turning Radius (Metres)5.5 meters
Front Brake TypeDisc
Rear Brake TypeDisc
Acceleration6.5 Seconds
Acceleration (0-100 kmph)6.5 Seconds
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Dimensions & Capacity

Length (mm)3340
Width (mm)1397
Height (mm)1105
Seating Capacity2
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)100
Wheel Base (mm)2235
No of Doors2
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Comfort & Convenience

Power Steering
Power Windows-Front
Power Windows-Rear
Air Conditioner
Heater
Adjustable Steering
Automatic Climate Control
Air Quality Control
Remote Trunk Opener
Remote Fuel Lid Opener
Low Fuel Warning Light
Accessory Power Outlet
Trunk Light
Vanity Mirror
Rear Reading Lamp
Rear Seat Headrest
Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
Cup Holders-Front
Cup Holders-Rear
Rear AC Vents
Heated Seats Front
Heated Seats - Rear
Seat Lumbar Support
Cruise Control
Parking Sensors
Navigation System
Foldable Rear Seat
Smart Access Card Entry
KeyLess Entry
Engine Start/Stop Button
Glove Box Cooling
Voice Control
Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles
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Interior

Tachometer
Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
Leather Seats
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Steering Wheel
Glove Compartment
Digital Clock
Outside Temperature Display
Cigarette Lighter
Digital Odometer
Electric Adjustable Seats
Driving Experience Control Eco
Folding Table in The Rear
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
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Exterior

Adjustable Headlights
Fog Lights - Front
Fog Lights - Rear
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
Rain Sensing Wiper
Rear Window Wiper
Rear Window Washer
Rear Window Defogger
Wheel Covers
Alloy Wheel Size (Inch)
Power Antenna
Tinted Glass
Rear Spoiler
Removable/Convertible Top
Roof Carrier
Sun Roof
Moon Roof
Side Stepper
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
Intergrated Antenna
Chrome Grille
Chrome Garnish
Smoke Headlamps
Roof Rail
Tyre Size185/60 R14
Tyre TypeTubeless,Radial
Additional Features
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Safety

Anti-Lock Braking System
Brake Assist
Central Locking
Power Door Locks
Child Safety Locks
Anti-Theft Alarm
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Side Airbag-Front
Side Airbag-Rear
Day & Night Rear View Mirror
Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
Xenon Headlamps
Rear Seat Belts
Seat Belt Warning
Door Ajar Warning
Side Impact Beams
Front Impact Beams
Traction Control
Adjustable Seats
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Vehicle Stability Control System
Engine Immobilizer
Crash Sensor
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Engine Check Warning
Automatic Headlamps
Clutch Lock
EBD
Follow Me Home Headlamps
Rear Camera
Anti-Theft Device
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Entertainment & Communication

Cd Player
CD Changer
DVD Player
Radio
Audio System Remote Control
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Integrated 2DIN Audio
USB & Auxiliary input
Bluetooth Connectivity
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Caterham 7 Classic Colours

Caterham 7 is available in 1 different colours - White.

  • White
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