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    Video: Caterham 620 R gets tossed around by F1 racer Kobayashi
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    We are just a few days away from the kickoff of the 2014 Formula One season with the Australian Grand Prix, and among all of the shakeups with cars, engines and drivers, Kamui Kobayashi is back in the sport. This year, the Japanese pilot has found a seat at Caterham after taking a year out of F1 ...

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    Video: Join XCAR as it explores the history behind the Lotus Seven
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    All modern Caterhams are based on the Lotus Seven – a small, lightweight roadster developed by Colin Chapman back in 1957. That car has evolved into an entire range of models, spanning from the new, affordable 160, shown below in the latest video from XCAR, to the maniacal 620R. Over the ...

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    Official: Caterham inks US distribution deal with Superformance
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    Sort of like an automotive big box store, Superformance is rapidly becoming the destination for anyone interested in modern kit cars. Besides the normal spattering of Shelby Cobra replicars, Superformance also offers replicas of the GT40 and Corvette Grand Sport. Now, we can add an altogether ...

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    Video: Caterham 620R is one hot firecracker
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    Caterham's fastest car used to be the R500 Superlight. The new fastest car from the UK-based company is the Seven 620R. Where the R500 uses a 263-horsepower, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, the 620R straps a supercharger onto the Ford mill, for a total of 310 horsepower and 219 pound-feet of torque. At ...

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    Report: RON Automóviles shows off RXX and R7 sports cars for Mexico
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    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 ...

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    Official: Goodwood-bound Caterham R620 to hit 60 mph in under 2.8 sec
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    With apologies to The Beatles, it was 40 years ago today (well, sort of...) that Caterham taught the Seven to play. The car as you're likely aware, is a direct descendant of the quintessential Lotus of the same name. As befitting an anniversary year, Caterham has decided to up the Seven's ante by ...

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    Video: Bowler EXR S vs Caterham Seven Supersport in spectacularly bizarre track battle
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    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 ...

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    Official: Caterham Supersport R gets 40-hp boost from 2.0L Duratec
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    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. In place of the standard Supersport's 1.6-liter, 140-horsepower Ford engine, the R gets a 2.0-liter Duratec (also from the ...

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    Official: Team Lotus buys Caterham, celebrates with special Seven [w/video]
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    Caterham Seven Team Lotus Special Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've been waiting a while for official confirmation, and it's finally here: Team Lotus has acquired British sportscar manufacturer Caterham. Both outfits lay claim to Lotus founder Colin Chapman's legacy ...

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    Rumormill: Team Lotus to acquire Caterham
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    Colin Chapman's legacy is a great one, without a doubt. But Lotus – the automaker and engineering firm he founded – isn't the only one wielding it these days. So, too, do a number of manufacturers that build "continuation" versions of the famed Lotus 7, chief among them Caterham. And ...

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    Caterham announces race-based Supersport
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    It's not everyday that we get excited about a car with 140 horsepower and 13-inch wheels. But then the Caterham Seven is no everyday car. Lately, Caterham has been focusing outside the mold of the Seven with new models like the SP/300R and plans for further new products. But after a couple of ...

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    Report: Caterham to expand lineup even further
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    Caterham SP/300R – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Caterham launched the new SP/300.R just last month, it was only the second time (following the short-lived 21 of 1994) the company had veered away from the Lotus 7 formula into new territory. But it won't be the last. Not ...

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    Sondergard Automotive looking for startup capital for lighweight, low C02 roadster... on eBay?
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    Sondergard Automotive Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's hard to get a car company off of the ground these days – just look at Tesla. Despite strong financial backing from the federal government, partnerships with companies like Mercedes-Benz and Toyota and a ...

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    Caterham 7 special outfitted by Lambretta
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    Caterham Seven Lambretta Special Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While twist-and-go aficionados will recognize the Lambretta name for its classic Italian scooters, fashionistas know it as a British clothier. Now the latter has teamed up with Caterham to jump into the realm ...

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    Donkervoort tweaks the D8 GT for 24-hour race debut in Dubai
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    2010 Donkervoort D8 GT(4) endurance racer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While fanatics around the world debate the supremacy of one sportscar over another based on numbers alone, here at Autoblog we postulate that such exotic machinery is only as good as its capacity to ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Caterham CSR 175 makes unexpected world debut
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    Caterham CSR 175 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    It would be tempting to call this year's Tokyo Motor Show an entirely domestic affair, but that's not entirely accurate, as a few smaller specialty automakers like Lotus and Alpina took advantage of a surplus of available square footage by ...

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    McGoohan in Memoriam: The Prisoner opening sequence
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    As you may or may not be aware, this week saw the passing of not one, but two greats from the world of entertainment. Patrick McGoohan died at the age of 80 in Santa Monica last Tuesday. He is of course best known for his work on The Prisoner, which he co-created, starred in, and ...

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    Caterham to mark the Seven's 50th anniversary with switch to Ford power
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    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.With MG Rover's closing, the clock was ...

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    Forbidden Fruit: Brooke Cars Double R
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    You're looking at the Brooke Cars Double R, the latest purist roadster to hail from the UK. Powered by either a 2.0-liter or 2.3-liter Ford Duratec mill fettled by the high-performance blokes at Cosworth, the customer's engine of choice is mounted amidships in a steel tube frame that's clothed in ...

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