At a glance
- New price: £18,744 - £43,855
Hugely fun and involving to drive, back to basics appeal, thrilling pace
Impractical for everyday transport, minimal comfort and protection from the elements
The Caterham 7 has essentially been in production since 1957, and it still looks much the same as it did back then - although not one component remains of the original car. The concept is unchanged too - providing the purest driving experience and the most performance possible for the money. These days you can specify your 7 to suit your intended purposes, be that belting around race tracks or cruising leafy lanes, and you can even have it upscaled so that you'd fit in it properly.
But although its advanced over the years, the Caterham is still not a car if you're looking for comfort and offers a back to basics approach. It is hugely involving to drive though and great fun on an open road.