Caterham Classic

Caterham Seven (or Caterham 7) is a sports car engine sports car companies Caterham UK. Is based on the Lotus Seven, a lightweight sports car sold in kit form and pre-built by Lotus Cars, from late 1950 to early 1970. Lotus after full production in 1972 Lotus Seven, Caterham bought the rights to the design, and today make the kits and fully assembled cars. 2007 marked the 50 th anniversary of the production of Lotus / Caterham 7.

Caterham Seven is a small, lightweight two-seater sports car known for its performance and handling. Several other manufacturers offer a sports car in a basic configuration similar but different Caterham own legal rights to the Lotus Seven design and name. The company took legal action in the past to protect these rights. In South Africa, he lost his lawsuit against Birkin (a competitor) on the basis that he never received the rights from Lotus, she said she had. The Seven Contemporary is based on the Series 3 Lotus Seven, Caterham that have developed to the point that no party is the same as the original Lotus.

Caterham cars today have a mix of traditional and modern elements. It can trace its lineage directly to the original design of 1950, Colin Chapman. Chapman, a pilot with the Royal Air Force, he studied structural engineering and has become one of the great innovators in motorsports design. After the war, Chapman became a highly successful racing driver and then founded Lotus Engineering Ltd. in 1952. Chapman's vision of light cars, powerful performance and suspensions guided much of his development work with the basic design philosophy of "add lightness." The Lotus 7, which is almost identical to the car made its debut today at the Earls Court Motor Show 1957 in London.

The first Lotus 7s price was £ 1,036 including sales tax liabilities, but it cost only £ 536 is collected in the form of sales tax liabilities, it was necessary. It weighed only 725 pounds (329 kg). Fast and responsive, the Lotus 7 was one of the masterpieces of Chapman, an advanced machine, which passed the first Lotus 6: vehicle, which can track the propeller and drive legally on the road. 7 basic (and much copied) design was to defy time, continues its popularity has led to 50 years.

7 evolution continued in 1973 Caterham Cars obtained manufacturing rights for the Lotus to Lotus to move out of the (Super 7) - apt name, because it was clear that the basic components of the car were almost 'car kit' and make up more sports Caterham-market car dubbed the machine. impossible to improve, with the balance of power and a very light reading. Caterham original victim was a series of 4, she was a production car in the donation at Lotus. Unfortunately, Caterham has suffered numerous problems in the supply of Class 4 and mid-1974 they were returned to the 3 Series, which is believed to be a better sales potential, however. Modern Lights and Super Sport Road (in close to the 'body frame format') are direct descendants of this car, and then the original Lotus 7.

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