The Caterham 170

It’s said that the best things come in small packages.

A sentiment our diminutive Seven has continued to affirm for over 60 years. But even in the world of the Seven, things don’t come smaller than the 170. Welcome to the smallest and lightest production car we’ve ever built.

Equipped with Suzuki’s latest 3 cylinder turbo charged engine, the 84bhp unit powers the 440kg Seven 170 to 62mph in just 6.9 seconds.  With a power-to-weight ratio in excess of 170bhp-per-tonne (specification dependent), in a package boasting all the poise and agility you’d expect from a Caterham, we know you’ll love it as much as we do. 

Small is indeed mighty.

At a glance

  • Suzuki 660cc Turbocharged Engine
  • 170 exclusive graphics and alloys
  • Lightest ever production Seven
  • Available in Standard Chassis Only


The 170 is only available in an 'S3' chassis. The standard S3 chassis offers the compact lightweight dimensions that have made the Seven a legend in its 50 year history.


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.

Technical Details

  • Caterham Seven 170
  • Engine: 660cc turbocharged Suzuki
  • Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Gearbox
  • Chassis & Dimensions: Standard Chassis (L: 3,180mm, W: 1,470mm, H: 1,090mm)
  • Max Power (bhp / rpm): 84 bhp @ 6500 rpm
  • Max Torque (nm / rpm): 116 nm @ 4000 - 4500 rpm
  • Weight: 440kg (specification dependent)
  • 0-60 mph: 6.9 seconds
  • Power-To-Weight: In excess of 170 bhp-per-tonne (specification dependent)
  • Top Speed: 105 mph
  • Brakes: Front - solid discs with twin piston calipers
  • Steering: Rack and pinion, 1.93 turns lock-to-lock

Video and Imagery

Caterham 170
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