Caterham Cars has released a teaser image of its new entry-level Seven, as the carmaker celebrates 40 years of the classic model.
Not much can be determined from the photo, other than to say the car's unmistakable appearance will leave no doubt that it’s a Seven.
Thankfully, Caterham has released a few details to accompany the image, revealing that the entry-level Seven will be priced at less than 17,000 pounds in Britain (AU$26,788).
The carmaker added the as-yet unnamed car would “pay homage to the brand’s engineering DNA of ‘adding lightness’, with a super-compact, flexible and EU6-compliant engine.”
Caterham Cars CEO, Graham Macdonald, said the new entry-level Seven would take the company back to its roots.
“As we celebrate our 40th anniversary at Caterham, it feels good to be taking the brand right back to where it started. Colin Chapman designed the original Seven to be entirely ‘fit-for-purpose’ – a racing car for the road with the driving experience at its heart,” Mr Macdonald said.
“With that in mind, the new entry-level Seven will be uncomplicated, easy to run and, most important of all, an intuitive and exciting drive.”
Caterham is also betting that the bare-bones Seven will be the most fuel-efficient car it has ever built.
The entry-level Seven is due to be launched during the Australian Spring, with first deliveries in Britain before the end of the year.
Watch out for more news on the new entry-level Caterham Seven soon.