litre 4 cylinder
or 6 speed manual RWD
- 131 mph
- 138 bhp
kgs / 1428 lbs
The Caterham 21 was, to put it simply, a rebodied Caterham 7.
Under the curvaceous body designed by Iain Robertson lay a slightly
altered 7 chassis.
With the Caterham 21, Caterham were able to offer a much more
practical sports car without sacrificing the dynamic abilities
inherent to the 7, and in fact, due to the improved aerodynamics,
the Caterham 21 was faster.
The name came from the fact it was introduced at the 1994 British
Motor Show to mark 21 years of Caterham Cars building the Seven.
Under the fibreglass body of the Caterham 21 was either a 1.6
Rover K-series engine of a more potent 1.8 litre engine from
the MG F.
Caterham originallly hoped to build 200 cars a year, but in
the end they manufactured far, far less. In total just under
50 Caterham 21 sports cars were manufactured. Most are now in
the hands of dedicated enthusiasts, with at least one successfully
competing in GT racing.
A single coupe version was also produced, called the Caterham
21 GTO. This car was built exclusivley for racing, it was fitted
with a 230 horsepower engine from the Caterham R500, and was
capable of hitting 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds before going on
a 153 mph top speed.
Similar and related vehicles:
Caterham RS V8 Levante
Caterham CSR 260
Caterham CSR 260 Superlight
Caterham R400 Superlight
Caterham R500 Superlight