Caterham's new AeroSeven concept has been given an unveiling at this weekend's Singapore F1 GP, following a series of leaked images that surfaced last week.
The concept’s styling differs somewhat from the ‘traditional’ Seven look, with a fully enclosed front-end and bodywork surrounding the wheels from front to back.
It's a quirky looking roadster, inspired by the company's Formula 1 race cars, but the real story is of course in the numbers.
Power in the AeroSeven is provided by the same 2.0 litre four cylinder engine found in the Seven 485, producing 176kW and promising a 0-100km/h time below four seconds.
The roadster's rapid acceleration is thanks also to a low-weight construction, with Caterham's Seven CSR platform wrapped in a carbon fibre body designed for optimum aerodynamics efficiency (if not for style).
There's an F1-style pushrod suspension setup, along with new dampers, springs and anti-roll bars. Helping keep things under control is fully variable traction and launch control, and a race-bred Bosch ABS system.
There's more F1 inspiration to be had at the steering wheel, with 'Flash to Pass' and 'Pit Lane Speed Limiter' functions - while the standard driving mode is Race, offering a switch to revert to Road mode.
The AeroSeven is a concept for now, but Caterham promises it's on the cards for a production debut, with manufacturing to occur at both the Caterham Technology & Innovation Centre and the Caterham F1 Team facility.
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