With little more than 500kg to push along, the 135bhp that the Seven 270 packs quietly deliversan unexpected but satisfying thump. To put the wily power of this little assassin into context, your average family hatch would need 350bhp under the bonnet to match it. Even then, it would come a cropper when it came to stopping or turning corners at any speed.
The Seven 270’s agile frame lets it sneak around in the performance pack and with enough power to get the job done – 0–60mph in five seconds – it can leave much of the opposition for dead without the enemy ever knowing it was there.
It will do it all with an understated sense of style.
The Caterham 270 is powered by the Ford Sigma 1.6 Ti-VCT engine matched to a Mazda 5 speed gearbox producing 135 BHP.
The 270 is available in both the standard 'S3' or wide-bodied 'SV' chassis. The standard S3 chassis offers the compact lightweight dimensions that have made the Seven a legend in its 50 year history.
The SV chassis provides increased interior and luggage space due to the greater width and length of the car, making it suited for extended touring or for customers over 6'2" in height. The SV chassis also benefits from the additional stability offered by wide-track front suspension and increased range from a larger fuel tank, with only a 25kg weight penalty over the standard chassis.
Caterham offer you the opportunity to build your new Caterham from the ground up. You can order one in the form of a kit and then assemble in yourself. A really fantastic experience for those with a little more time.
On the price list you will see that your new Caterham can be built with a large range of options tailored to getting the car correct for you. We can offer advice on exactly what options you may need.
Caterham Seven 270, Engine: 1.6 litre Ford Sigma, Max Power (bhp/rpm): 135 @ 6,800 rpm, Max Torque (Nm/rpm): 165 @ 4,100 rpm, Weight: 540 kg, 0-60 mph: 5.0 seconds, Power-to-weight: 250 bhp-per-tonne, Top speed: 122 mph
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