Caterham Seven 160 further details announced

Further details of the new Caterham Seven 160 have been released by the company as the new model prepares to enter production.

The Caterham 160 is powered by a turbocharged three-cylinder 660cc Suzuki engine producing a modest-sounding 80hp.

However, combined with the 160’s light weight, that’s still enough for a top speed of 100mph and a 0-62mph time of just 6.5 seconds.

Caterham has also revealed that the 160 can achieve 57.6 mpg on the combined cycle and emits just 114 g/km of CO2, placing it in VED Band C with a £30 annual road tax bill, although it’s free for the first year.

With a price tag of £14,995 in component form or £17,995 fully built, Caterham says the 160 is not only the most economical car they’ve ever built, but also the most cost-effective.

Given its light weight and live rear axle, it should also be one of the most entertaining.