British niche car manufacturer has introduced a new model to their Seven line up with the Seven 165. The nomenclature depicts the car’s power to weight ratio and will be their new entry level model focusing solely on weight reduction.
The 165 uses a Suzuki sourced 660cc, three-cylinder engine mated to a Caterham tuned five-speed manual gearbox also borrowed from the Japanese manufacturer. Power figures are rated at 81PS while the peak torque is measured at 107Nm.The car’s design resembles the original 1950s-era Colin Chapman design of the first Lotus Seven and the original Super Seven from 1973.
The engine specs make the Seven 165 the smallest car in the line-up, but the company has assured that it will stay loyal to the driving dynamics reminiscent to other Caterhams including their flagship Seven 485. Production is scheduled to commence January next year with sales beginning in spring at a starting price of less than 17,000 GBP (Rs 16.97 lakh).