Caterham to Use Ford Sigma Engines in New Seven

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The boys at Caterham say the company's Seven sports car will get a new powerplant in late 2007, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the original Lotus Seven on which it's based. Replacing the current Rover K-series engine on the Caterham Classic, Roadsport and Superlight will be a new, 1.6-liter Ford Sigma mill — Duratec to us Yanks — tuned by the UK's Power Torque Engineering to produce up to 160bhp. That motor joins the Cosworth-tuned 2.3-liter Duratec four in the company's UK-only model range (a 115bhp EU IV-compliant unit will be available in "expanding overseas markets" in early 2007). The Seven will also get a new laser-cut and robot-welded chassis for a greater degree of precision, and fewer tea-and-John-Player breaks. New pricing to be announced this fall.


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