On the sidelines of the Grand Prix of Singapore, Caterham unveils its concept car AeroSeven. As its name suggests, it is a modern interpretation of the flagship model of Caterham.
The AeroSeven takes CSR platform, but with a carbon shell. It is a modern car with suspension “inboard” “inboard” (so F1) and a digital display. Purists will note especially the appearance of a launch control, a “push to pass” and (heaven!) with ESP.
The engine is the 485: a Duratec pushed 237ch and meet the Euro 6 standards. Of what expect 100km/h in less than 4 seconds. The box is manual, 6-speed, where one would expect a sequential.
Apparently there are 4 Caterham: F1 team, Caterham the “historical” (which just designed the kei), a joint venture with Renault (who works on Alpine) and CTI. At the head of Caterham Technology & Innovation, Mike Gascoyne has “taken the height” (collateral damage business Lotus vs Lotus and Aerolab/Force India?). The AeroSeven would be a way to occupy its equipment and show that it is still there. This is a beautiful card trades (CTI design, engineering, labor carbon, etc.).
The statement refers to a production in autumn 2014, while the choice of mechanics is not stopped.