Newly minted Caterham CEO Graham MacDonald has told WhatCar? that the firm is "plotting" the development of "a more upmarket" sports car, this time it would be one with a roof. In addition to protection overhead, MacDonald says the new two-seater will be more inviting, meaning occupants won't need to be hardcore nutters in order to enjoy it. He didn't give a timeline on its arrival, but said that Caterham would want to level this broader appeal to buyers in Asia and it could be designed for the U.S. market as well.

MacDonald said this car would "sit above" the current models that are all based on the Seven. We aren't sure what he means by "above," since the price he mentioned was £40,000 ($62,739 U.S.). That's a couple thousand pounds less than the Caterham 7 Superlight R500 and five thousand pounds less than the CSR260. Whatever it will be, from the way the report it phrased it sounds like a new Caterham is still a ways off, however.


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      Fred Talmadge
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hate that term "luxurious" it only means I probably won't be able to afford it.
        Kip
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Fred Talmadge
        It's "luxurious" by Caterham terms. Making a Caterham more luxurious means probably installing things like a roof, inner door panels, a floor mat or two, etc. Basically, taking their cars to the luxo-barge status of a Lotus Elise/Exige or an Ariel Atom. ;-)
      Myself
      • 2 Years Ago
      So they'll make a car with a roof....
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just what we need, more cottage built British crap.
        Daniel Bogdan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carguy1701
        car guy, maybe it's not clear from the text but you will not be forced to buy it if you think it's crap.
          carguy1701
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Daniel Bogdan
          No, my objection is that the Brits are being allowed to build cars at all.
      tbird57w
      • 2 Years Ago
      yep, just what the world needs-another sports car!
      Hajime1990 #follow
      • 2 Years Ago
      Instead of a Z4 wannabe Caterham should reproduce the LCC Rocket.
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      PeterScott
      • 2 Years Ago
      What is that car pictured. I thought Caterham made Lotus 7 type cars.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like one of those Amphibious cars from New Zealand.
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