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Translogic 156: Illuminati Motor Works Seven

We Drive The 207 MPGe Automotive X-Prize Runner-Up

In 2007, the Automotive X-Prize offered a $10 million purse for the development of a street-legal car capable of achieving 100 miles per gallon equivalent. As intended, the challenge spurred innovation and creative thinking, leading to some of the most interesting green concepts we've seen at Translogic.

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Goodwood-bound Caterham R620 to hit 60 mph in under 2.8 sec

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 plopping a 2.0-liter Ford Duratec into the engine bay, fortified by a supercharger to deliver 310 horsepower to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox.

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Caterham 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.

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Hardcore 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.

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Caterham working up all-new sportscar

There's little question that Caterham is on the rise. The British automaker may still be known primarily for building continuation models of the classic Lotus Seven, but under the new ownership of AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes, it is expanding in a big way.

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

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

Automotive X-Prize: Illuminati Seven reaches 119.8 mpge despite setbacks

Illuminati Seven – Click above for high-res image gallery

Caterham 7 special outfitted by Lambretta

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

Evisol Thorr brings electric power to the Super 7

Click above for a gallery of the Evisol Thorr.