Project Splitwheel Wants You To Build The Next Caterham Sports Car

Project Splitwheel wants your help in designing the world’s first user-generated car, in conjunction with Caterham » 11/05/08 4:40pm 11/05/08 4:40pm, who will put the resulting car into production. “Cars are amongst the most hotly debated topics on the internet and for the first time we are going to channel some of that passion and energy into an…

Caterham RS Levante Sold Out; All Eight Of Them

Remember the Caterham RS Levante » 10/16/08 4:40pm 10/16/08 4:40pm? It's a fire-breathing version of the lightweight Catherham SV, with a supercharged 2.4-liter V8 making 500 HP. With that kind of power sent to street tires in a car that only weighs a few feathers over 1100 lbs, the RS Levante is the kind of ride that would make even the Stig's pants…

Elfin Type 5 Clubman Goes From Zero To Sydney In 3.7 Seconds

Down under in Sydney at the Australian International Motor Show » 10/09/08 10:20am 10/09/08 10:20am, the new Elfin Type 5 Clubman has been revealed. The latest offering from Australia's own hardcore roadster builders, the Type 5 follows on the heels of the popular models. The new car is powered by GM's 260 HP 2.0-liter turbocharged Ecotec four-banger.…

Secma F16 Roadster Provides Cheap Thrills

The tiny Secma F16 Roadster may not be angry or aggressive like a KTM X-Bow » 10/08/08 6:00pm 10/08/08 6:00pm or a , but that doesn't mean you won't be able to have some good, clean fun in it. The 1.6-liter Renault four-banger powering the French track car produces just 105 HP, but it's mounted in the back for 40/60 front/rear weight distribution and…

Caterham Now Offering Insurance, Super Lightweight Insurance

Owning a rare, exotic car comes with its own unique set of challenges. This is especially true for cars like the Caterham Seven, which tends to be raced and modified by a high percentage of its owners. In that spirit, Caterham is now offering insurance to its customers. The best part is the new plan covers track-day… » 7/31/08 1:20pm 7/31/08 1:20pm

IFR Aspid Rears Ugly Head, 2.8-Second 0-To-62 Time, At British Motor…

The IFR Aspid is capable of some seriously staggering acceleration, jumping from 0 to 62 MPH in just 2.8 seconds. That's what a 400 HP supercharged 2.0-liter inline-four bolted in a car with a curb weight of just 1543 lbs will do. Though, if you don't need that much speed, you can get the engine sans supercharger,… » 7/23/08 11:20am 7/23/08 11:20am

Caterham Releases CDX Limited Edition Seven, Could Glass Roof Version…

It looks as though Caterham is starting to go the Mustang route with special editions of the Seven, though most of these actually improve the performance and don't have strange movie tie-ins (Caterham R500 FTW!). This newest Seven commemorates 15 years of the Caterham Driving Experience (CDX) and includes more than… » 6/11/08 10:00am 6/11/08 10:00am

ThoRR Electric Se7en Should Have Shocking Performance

Thor is of course the Norse god of thunder, thunder comes from lightning and lightning is made of electricity, thus naming an all-electric se7en ThoRR is appropriate. The chassis we all know and love is largely unmolested, but the powertrain is pure electrons with a Siemens 3-phase electric motor sporting a redline of… » 4/28/08 12:15pm 4/28/08 12:15pm

Caterham R500 Does the 0-60 Run in 2.88 Seconds

We brought you some of the first images of the Caterham R500 yesterday and today we've got all the details and the high-res images to match. Weighing in at just over 1,115 lbs, the latest kidney-punisher from Caterham features all sorts of goodies that set it apart from the more brutal CSR. Chief among them is sweet… » 4/11/08 6:15pm 4/11/08 6:15pm

Caterham R500 Superlight Pictures and Details

Following hot on the heels of the teaser image of the Caterham R500 Superlight the other day, we now have some nice, but unfortunately small images of the new car — and details. Apparently the car will be available with a 263 HP 2.0L Duratec with a redline somewhere around 8,500 RPM, a normal six-speed manual or a… » 4/10/08 11:15am 4/10/08 11:15am

Caterham To Partner With RS Performance for V8 Seven

Sure the garden variety Caterham Seven is fast, but what if you want to smoke your buddy the shah's Bugatti Veyron on the cheap? Enter the Caterham Seven RS. Caterham has joined up with speed freaks RS Performance to bring to life a real fire breathing bug killer. RS will be dropping its race proven 40-valve, 2.4… » 2/26/08 4:45pm 2/26/08 4:45pm

Jalopnik Presents The Se7en Se7en Se7en Awards

To recap: About 55 Se7ens from USA7s descended on the idyllic hamlet of Deal's Gap to beat the bejesus out of the Dragon. Naturally, Jalopnik was there. You can read all about the exploits in yesterday's Se7en, Se7en, Oh My Se7en! . Today we're going to focus on some of the individual cars that piqued our fancy and… » 7/12/07 12:00pm 7/12/07 12:00pm

Caterham Works up Ultralight Concept for 50th Anniversary

If you're near Donington Park in Derbyshire, UK this weekend (and frankly, who isn't), get thee to see the latest Caterham Seven concept. It's dubbed X330, and that sound you just heard was Al Navarro banging his head on the ceiling. Caterham is 50 years old this year, and the celebrations involve tweaking out a CSR… » 6/01/07 1:30pm 6/01/07 1:30pm

All Your Kit Cars Are Belong to Carlisle

I used to think Spinelli, Wert, and company had the best jobs ever because they got to drive concept mules, travel to exotic places sponsored by Bruce, and cover car shows for a living. Well, having visited the recent Carlisle Import/Kit/Replicar Nationals show with an eye toward writing something worth guest posting,… » 5/23/07 1:00pm 5/23/07 1:00pm

I Am The Gert: Riding Shotgun In A Se7en Over Decker Canyon

For part 47 of "Why My Job Is Better than Your Job," I direct your attention to how I spent my Saturday. Turns out that Jalopnik blabbermouth commenter and all around righteous dude Al Navarro is president of USA7s.com, a new club dedicated to all cars inspired by the legendary Lotus 7. He sent the Postfather a query… » 2/12/07 12:00pm 2/12/07 12:00pm