Supercar Sunday: Caterham Unveils AeroSeven Concept
At the Singapore Grand Prix, British outfit Caterham cars will unveil its new road vehicle concept, the AeroSeven, which is set to arrive in 2014. This concept model gives us a glimpse into the brand's intentions with product engineering, styling direction, and how quickly its vehicles will hit the market. As the first model produced by Caterham to feature traction control, the AeroSeven will be able to offer drivers fully-adjustable traction and launch control functionality. Loaded with racecar-inspired features, the new concept delivers an exclusive steering wheel that incorporated driver-focused functions, intuitive Graphical Display Unit, and aerodynamic styling. “We may be a small voice now, but we’re on our way to engineering a decent set of lungs,” said Tony Fernandes, Caterham Group Co-Chairman, in a recent statement. The AeroSeven concept is powered by a 237 horsepower, 2.0-liter engine, paired with a six-speed manual transmission, which gives it the power to go from 0 to 62 mph in under 4 seconds. Other engine options are being assessed for production. This two-seater concept has managed to balance form and function, with a body structure that has improved performance and handling. Thanks to a new rollover structure, safety and aerodynamics have been improved, although it may hinder the aesthetic appeal. Looking inside the cabin, a new infotainment system developed by Caterham Technology & Innovation has been added. Owners will able to view information relating to engine speed, gear selection, fuel and oil levels, and more. The race-inspired steering wheel features three drive modes--Rae, Flash-to-Pass, and Pit Land Speed Limiter--which can be engaged by the push of a button. Source: Caterham
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