The most important part of the specification of Caterham’s new three-cylinder entry-level model, the 160, reads as follows: 155/55 R14 Avon ZT5.
The Avon ZT5 is a basic, everyday tyre, not a sports tyre. And a width of 155mm is barely wider than the average space saver.
In short, riding on four of them should make the new Caterham absolutely hilarious fun, absolutely everywhere.
Caterham’s executives certainly think so. They’ve just finished signing-off the 160’s handling, and they think it’s as brilliant as 7s get, as much fun as a 620R, albeit in slightly different ways.
Okay, they would think that, right? Well, of course. But I’m happy to believe it for now. Any Seven is a good thing. One that’s happy to indulge you, all the time, should be a great thing.