Caterham 7 With Parallel Architecture. Relative Positions of Engine and Driver
Side view of Caterham 7 modified with Parallel Architecture, with ghost views of the relative positions between the driver and the engine.
Caterham 7 modified with Parallel Architecture. Side view
Side view of Caterham 7 with Parallel Architecture, with views of the relative positions between the driver and the engine.
Caterham 7. Original design. Mechanical Layout and therefore Dynamics would be keep in the proposed model with Parallel Architecture, while improving its habitability and aerodynamics.
Description of Parallel Architecture
Caterham 7 with Parallel Architecture

Caterham 7 modified with Parallel Architecture. Original architecture is mid-center engine with an Inline4 engine placed longitudinally. As it already has engine placed in mid-center position, with the proposed Parallel Architecture it would improve its aerodynamics, habitability and driver´s visibility, as the driver position is moved forward, while keeping its sport car dynamics. Original design by Prasanta K Goutam, Automobile Designer, India

Parallel Architecture is defined because the engine is placed inside the central dashboard, in Parallel with the driver´s legs. In order to fit into this narrow space, the engine has to be inline, placed longitudinally in the car, and with all its auxiliary elements placed in series with the engine. In the top central dashboard, there is an access to the cylinder heads area when needed, but all typical maintenance work in the engine is done from the bonnet, as in normal cars.

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