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 4:40pm11/05/08 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…

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 10:20am10/09/08 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.…

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 1:20pm7/31/08 1:20pm

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

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 11:20am7/23/08 11:20am

Caterham Releases CDX Limited Edition Seven, Could Glass Roof Version Be Next?

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 10:00am6/11/08 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 12:15pm4/28/08 12:15pm

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 1:30pm6/01/07 1:30pm

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, a new club dedicated to all cars inspired by the legendary Lotus 7. He sent the Postfather a query… »2/12/07 12:00pm2/12/07 12:00pm