2005 Caterham Seven CSR review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 8 March 2007 , 15:03:09 byAlina

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Caterham Seven CSR

The Caterham Seven CSR is again on the market. This time is powered by a 2.3-liter Ford Duratec 4-cylinder engine capable of developing 200 BHP or 260 BHP and unrivalled levels of reliability and performance. It will also have a fully independent rear and different aerodynamic and chassis enhancements. 15 lightweight aluminum wheels will be fitted ad standard. The model runs on Formula Three engineered 15-inch tires. The chassis needed some adjustments that were determined by the new suspension system.

The British built Caterham Seven CSR will make his appearance again on the market after ten years. The new Cosworth developed 2.3-litre Ford Duratec engine will be the heart of this new model. The all-alloy, four-cylinder twin cam unit will produce either 200bhp or 260bhp and unrivalled levels of reliability and performance. It will also have a fully independent rear, inboard F1-style front and suspension plus major aerodynamic and chassis enhacements. The chassis needed some adjustments that were determined by the new suspension system. In order to improve driver ergonomics, the traditional flat mounted toggle switchgear has been replaced by a driver focused curved fascia wrapped around an exposed steel tubular framework. Alloy style dials, gear-knob, handbrake and a bespoke steering wheel complete the stylish new interior, with room created for storage space in the central console and in the armrest.

Re-profiled cycle wings are mounted much closer to the tyre cut drag and a new larger nose cone complete with a floor mounted chin have been combined for thr reducing of the front end lift by 50 percent.

The connection to the road of this new model is made via Formula Three engineered 15-inch tyres, which measure a muscular 10 inches wide at the rear to assist traction and handling. 15 lightweight aluminium wheels will be fitted as standard.