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Caterham Unveils AeroSeven Concept

0-62 mph in less than four seconds without a windshield? Yes, please.

Revealed at the Singapore Grand Prix, the new Caterham AeroSeven Concept previews the carmaker’s brand new extreme speedster that’s slated for production in 2014. With no windshield or roof to speak of, the concept comes with new carbon-fiber bodywork and is based on the underpinnings of the Seven CSR. There’s a distinctive front fascia, massive grille and LED headlights that hints at the brand’s new design language, while power comes from a Ford 2.0-liter inline-four that sends 237 hp to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual.

0-62 mph is said to come in at under four seconds thanks in part to optimized aerodynamics via the F1 team’s CFD software, and upgraded equipment including recalibrated suspension, adjustable traction and launch control systems.

The roofless cabin sports race-inspired controls, a centrally-mounted fully active graphical display unit offering real-time 3D images, and a race-inspired steering wheel with F1 controls. Caterham has every intention of putting the AeroSeven into production, albeit with an alternative power unit. The production car will also be street legal, but don’t expect to see it on US soil.

There’s a distinctive front fascia, massive grille, LED headlights, and two sears that look to be sunk into a carbon monocoque chassis. The roofless cabin sports race-inspired controls, a center-dash mounted screen, and steering wheel with F1 controls. That said, the bare-bones track toy will be road legal like the majority of the lineup but unfortunately will not make it across the pond. The Caterham AeroSeven concept will debut at the Singapore F1 this weekend.

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