Seven 170
  • Seven 170

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Top speed

170 KPH


84 PS

Pack available

It’s said that the best things come in small packages.

A sentiment our diminutive Seven has continued to affirm for over 60 years. But even in the world of the Seven, things don’t come smaller than the 170. Welcome to the smallest and lightest production car we’ve ever built.

Equipped with Suzuki’s latest 3 cylinder turbo charged engine, the 84bhp unit powers the 440kg Seven 170 to 62mph in just 6.9 seconds. With a power-to-weight ratio in excess of 170bhp-per-tonne (specification dependent), in a package boasting all the poise and agility you’d expect from a Caterham, we know you’ll love it as much as we do. Small is indeed mighty.

  • Suzuki 660cc Turbocharged Engine

  • Entry level Caterham

  • 170 exclusive graphics and alloys

  • Lightest ever production Seven

  • Available in Standard Chassis Only

  • A car you'll feel connected with even when travelling in a straight line.

    The Caterham 170 S is a car you’ll feel connected with even when travelling in a straight line. Unlike other cars which now use technology to minimise driver fatigue and input, the Caterham 170S is all about keeping you busy – whether it’s flicking a switch for the wipers, pulling a plunger for the header – or simply keeping control of its super-quick steering rack.

    Car Magazine
  • It’s very hard not to have fun in this thing. In fact, it may be impossible.

    If you do like being in control of a car, the 170R couldn’t give you a purer experience. It’s the bottom rung of the accessible performance ladder, so regardless of your driving ability, it’s very hard not to have fun in this thing. In fact, it may be impossible.

    Top Gear
  • The fun of a 170, for me, comes with knowing that it doesn’t take much to get the car rolling and keep it fizzing along.

    I like a narrow-bodied Seven – it feels in keeping with the lightweighting ethos. An optional lowered floor makes the driving position low-slung and snug in the composite seats, and with harnesses too it feels much more serious from inside than the power output and wheel size would have you believe.

  • Engine

    660cc Turbocharged Suzuki

  • Transmission

    5-speed manual gearbox

  • Chassis dimensions
    L: 3,180mm, W: 1,470mm, H: 1,090mm
  • Max power
    84 bhp @ 6500 rpm
  • Max torque

    116 Nm @ 4000 - 4500 rpm

  • Weight

    440kg (specification dependent)

  • 0-60 mph

    6.90 seconds

  • Power-to-weight

    In excess of 170 bhp-per-tonne
    (specification dependent)

  • Top speed
    105 mph
  • Brakes
    Front - solid discs with twin piston calipers
  • Steering
    Rack and pinion, 1.93 turns lock-to-lock
Two equipment packs


  • Transmission
    • 5-speed manual gearbox
  • Suspension
    • Road suspension pack
  • Chassis
    • Standard chassis size
  • Wheels & tyres
    • 14" Silver Juno alloy wheels
    • Toyo NANOENERGY 3 tyres
  • Interior
    • Black leather seats
    • Unique key, gearknob & instruments
    • Heater
  • Exterior
    • Full windscreen, hood & side screens
    • LED rear lights and indicators
    • Carpeted rear panel


  • Transmission
    • 5-speed manual gearbox
    • Limited Slip Differential
    • Lightweight flywheel
  • Suspension
    • Sport suspension pack
  • Wheels & tyres
    • 14” Black Juno alloy wheels with polished lip
    • Toyo NANOENERGY 3 tyres
  • Interior
    • Carbon-fibre dashboard
    • Composite race seats
    • 4-point race harnesses
    • Unique key, gearknob & instruments
  • Exterior
    • Black pack
    • Shift light
    • LED rear lights and indicators
Choose options and extras to make your dream Caterham:

Wheel & tyre options

  • 14" Silver Juno Alloy Wheels with Toyo NANOENERGY 3 Tyres

  • 14" Black Juno Alloy Wheels with Toyo NANOENERGY 3 Tyres

  • 14" Anthracite Juno Alloy Wheels with Toyo NANOENERGY 3 Tyres

Exterior options

  • Carbon fibre aeroscreen
  • Full weather equipment with interchangeable composite wind deflector

  • Carbon boot cover

  • Spare wheel and carrier

  • High intensity lights with LED daytime running lights

  • Carbon indicator pods

Steering wheel options

  • MOMO quick release
  • Suede MOMO

  • Suede MOMO quick release

Seating options

  • Carbon leather seats
  • Carbon seats with padding

Sport options

  • Sports roll cage
  • Track day roll bar

Interior options

  • Side screen armrests
  • Plumbed-in fire extinguisher
  • Battery master cut-off switch
  • Lowered floors
  • Map pocket

Colour options

Standard colours

Gravity black
Exocet Red
Vintage Green
Firecracker Yellow

Premium colours

Hyper Green
Gulf Blue
Black Grey
Ultra Violet
Ballistic Orange
Peppermint Green
Polar White

Exclusive colours

Viper Blue
Dark Silver
Riviera Blue
Volcano Red
Arancio Argos
Detonator Yellow
Crystaline White
Nardo Grey
Acid Green

How to buy

This model is available through our retailers. You can also view stock or configure your own car.