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 with a supercharged 2.3-liter Ford Duratec producing 330 hp and torque of 220 lb-ft, and linked to a flyweight six-speed manual. That the company could shave even more weight off the CSR testifies to the miracle that is carbon fiber. The company has no plans to produce the extreme Cat in number, but it shows what can be done if Al Navarro constituted the ruling class.
Caterham's birthday concept [Autocar]
Caterham to Use Ford Sigma Engines in New Seven [internal]