Caterham is planning to introduce the popular and revolutionary 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine, made by Ford, on its Seven model.
A prototype version of the Caterham Seven, equipped with the 2012 Engine of the Year, the 1.0 liter EcoBoost unit produced by Ford, has been recently taken for a spin by the guys at blenheimgang.com. According to our source, the Caterham Seven in question was a prototype and it was actually equipped with the three-cylinder 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine made by Ford, which produced the same 125 horsepower as the version found on models like the all-new B-Max.
The Caterham Sevan weighs just 550 kg and with the new 1.0 liter three-cylinder EcoBoost under its hood, it may become a pocket rocket because rumor has it that the small unit is capable to develop a lot more than its standard 125 horsepower. The most important part of the Caterham Seven getting the Ford EcoBoost under its hood is the engine consumption, which should be significantly improved. Lotus didn’t announced its plans yet to mass produce the Caterham Seven with the 1.0L EcoBoost engine but we might see the model on the roads eventually.