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Caterham 170S

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Andrew Frankel | Ti co-founder


23 September 2021

Caterham has a new entry-level model that looks and sounds a lot like an old entry-level model. Remember the 160S, the car that came with the powertrain from a Suzuki microvan, from its 660cc turbo engine to the live axle at the rear built between 2013 and 2017?

Well it’s back, but now as the 170S, the number referring as ever to its power-to-weight ratio, despite the fact that even in 465kg ‘S’ trim that number is around 180bhp/tonne. The ‘R’ is down at 440kg.

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