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10RON Automóviles shows off RXX and R7 sports cars for Mexico

Occasionally we learn about a new car manufacturer starting up in Mexico, but usually the country's most significant involvement in the auto industry is relegated to building vehicles and parts for other auto companies. RON Automóviles de México hopes to change that with its new line of sports cars. The flagship model, the RXX, resembles an Ariel Atom with bodywork, while the R7 was inspired by the Lotus 7.

17Bowler EXR S vs Caterham Seven Supersport in spectacularly bizarre track battle

The Bowler EXR S is a purpose-built SUV based on Land Rover bones with a 550-horsepower supercharged V8 designed to tackle off-road rallying events like the Paris-Dakar. The Caterham Seven Supersport is a feather-light track day weapon, purposely created to out-hustle just about anything on a winding race circuit. If asked to pick one of the as the fastest around a handling circuit in the UK, the smart money is clearly on the racing Caterham. Right?

5Caterham Supersport R gets 40-hp boost from 2.0L Duratec

How do you make a Caterham Seven Supersport better? If you said more power, Caterham agrees, as it now offers the Seven Supersport R with more and just a bit more weight.

19Hardcore x2: How to flog a Caterham Supersports up a snow-covered French mountain

The English are mad. And we know this for two reasons: one, they admit it; two, it's true. If more proof is needed, a video of Evo magazine's features editor, Henry Catchpole, sliding a Caterham Supersport up a French mountain in the snow should be enough. And the spindly car is missing its top. And he's missing his hat.

13Team Lotus buys Caterham, celebrates with special Seven [w/video]

Caterham Seven Team Lotus Special Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

5Sondergard Automotive looking for startup capital for lighweight, low C02 roadster... on eBay?

Sondergard Automotive Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

16Sondergard Automotive looking for startup capital for lighweight, low C02 roadster... on eBay?

Sondergard Automotive Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

5Caterham 7 special outfitted by Lambretta

Caterham Seven Lambretta Special Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

16Dutch Delight: Donkervoort launches D8 235 E

Donkervoort G8 235 E - click above for high-res image gallery

9Steward of the Seven, Graham Nearn, passes away at 76

Graham Nearn helped develop and sell the Lotus 7, creating Caterham Cars in 1959 as a retail outlet for the lightweight roadster. After having seen the car through its years of broadcasting fame on the BBC show The Prisoner (that's Nearn on the right with Prisoner star Patrick MacGoohan), he then saved the 7 from the death dealer's axe when Lotus wanted to bury the car in 1973.

5Westfield Sportscars developing hybrid 7

To some, the Lotus 7 was the quintessential British sportscar. Its tires are pushed out to the corners to deliver the ultimate driving experience through a direct connection to the road. It didn't need a lot of horsepower to move it along because it was so light weight. It just went where it was told, kind of like the winning formula for today's Elise. The 7 was so popular in fact that after Lotus stopped making it, dozens of companies jumped in and started offering their own 7 kits. Although Ca

6Caterham to mark the Seven's 50th anniversary with switch to Ford power

British specialist automaker Caterham, stewards of the legendary Lotus Seven ultra-minimalist sports car, have announced a wholesale switch to Ford powerplants from the Rover K-Series engines that have been the mainstay of the marque for the last 15 years.

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