Caterham launches limited edition retro racer – the Seven Supersprint


September 8, 2017 By Mike Lee
Last updated on September 8, 2017

Caterham launches limited edition retro racer - the Seven Supersprint

  • New limited edition Seven unveiled at Goodwood Revival
  • Retro-soaked, race-inspired Seven SuperSprint starts at £29,995 OTR
  • Only 60 limited editions on sale from today
  • The vintage racing inspired Seven offers 95bhp and is available in six different paint schemes
  • Both single-seater and twin-seater versions available

Caterham has unveiled the new, limited edition Seven SuperSprint at this weekend’s Goodwood Revival as part of its 60th-anniversary celebrations.

Reflecting the anniversary, 60 SuperSprints destined for the UK and European markets go on sale today, completing the pair of special models that have topped and tailed the anniversary year. The similarly retro Seven Sprint was launched at the same event 12 months ago, with all 60 cars sold within a week, quickly becoming the fastest selling Caterham Seven to date.

Offering the ultimate in gentleman racer style, alongside the hearty power of its 95bhp Caterham Works Racing-tuned, three cylinder engine, the Seven SuperSprint is as at home on the road as it is on the circuit.

A unique Brooklands windscreen, quilted and stitched seats trimmed in Innes tan Scottish Muirhead leather, a wooden-rimmed sports steering wheel, and 1960s-style racing livery ensures that the driving experience is nothing short of sepia-toned race nostalgia.

The Seven SuperSprint is available in six paint schemes, all featuring their own signature colour and named after classic race circuits including Aintree (green with orange noseband), Hockenheim (silver with red noseband) and Imola (red with white noseband).

With 1960’s race style front of mind, Caterham has also created a single-seater option, which comes complete with a tonneau cover for the more serious pilot looking to strip out as much weight as possible.

Graham Macdonald, Caterham Chief Executive Officer, said: “Motorsport and the purist thrill of driving a lightweight race car is in the Caterham Seven’s DNA and are elements that run like a thread through every car we build today, 60 years after the first Seven was made.

“We started our 60th anniversary year with the glorious throwback Sprint – aimed at the more discerning chap or lady driver. As we approach the end of our year of celebration, it makes perfect sense that the car bookending the celebrations is a racer of a similar vein.”

Simon Lambert, Chief Motorsport and Technical Officer, added: “Like the Sprint, this is unquestionably the Seven Caterham would have developed if we had been here in the mid-sixties – and it benefits from being injected with the passion and power of the modern incarnation. The visual appeal of our new baby is only outclassed by a driving experience that puts you straight behind the goggles of Stirling Moss and Innes Ireland.”

Please visit the contact us page or call 01293 312300 for more information or to register your interest.

SUPERSPRINT SPECIFICATION

Available as:

Single-seater Twin-seater
· 95bhp Caterham Works Racing tuned three cylinder engine

· Caterham Works Racing developed live rear axle with A-frame

· Race inspired suspension package with adjustable platforms

· Limited slip differential

· Extended front cycle wings

· Quilted, stitched seat, trimmed in Innes tan Scottish Muirhead leather

· Single Brookland’s aero screen & wing mirrors

· Single 4 point race harness

· Le Mans style mesh grille and side intake

· 1960’s inspired full racing livery

· 95bhp Caterham Work Racing tuned three cylinder engine

· Caterham Works Racing developed live rear axle with A-frame

· Race inspired suspension package with adjustable platforms

· Limited slip differential

· Extended front cycle wings

· Quilted, stitched seat, trimmed in Innes tan Scottish Muirhead leather

· Twin Brookland’s aero screens & wing mirrors

· Twin 4 point race harnesses

· Le Mans style mesh grille and side intake

· 1960’s inspired full racing livery

In six 1960’s inspired paint schemes

(fully painted body and wings)

Aintree

(Dark green with orange noseband)

Hockenheim (Silver with red noseband) Imola

(Red with white noseband)

Watkins Glen (White with Gulf racing stripes) Dijon

(Navy blue with white noseband)

Zandvoort (Light green with black roundels)

Overview of the full specification:

ENGINE
95bhp three cylinder engine with an overhead camshaft, radiator, electric fan and turbo
TRANSMISSION
Full synchromesh with five forward gears and single reverse gear
Limited slip differential
BRAKES
Front disc brakes with twin piston callipers
Rear drum brakes
SUSPENSION
SuperSprint race inspired suspension package with adjustable platforms
Caterham Works Racing developed live rear axle with A-frame
Bilstein shock absorbers
WHEELS AND TYRES
14” wheel finished in cream
The Avon tyre company 155/65R14 radial ZT5 tyres
INTERIOR
Unique dashboard finished in Innes Tan with SMITHS dials and shift light
Quilted stitched seats trimmed in Innes Tan, Scottish Muirhead leather
Innnes Tan textured, powder coated interior panels
Wooden rimmed 12” Moto-Lita steering wheel
4 point racing harnesses
Bespoke sixties inspired battery master cut off switch
Exposed body coloured tunnel top
Interior heating system
Push button start
12V accessory socket
Unique numbered dash plaque
EXTERIOR
Brookland’s aero screen
Extended front cycle wings
Silver Le Mans style mesh grille and side intake
Polished exhaust
Classic silver interior and side mounted mirrors
Classic rear lights and non-louvered bonnet
Period grey coloured chassis and suspension
Full racing livery including roundel and sponsor decals

Optional equipment:

WEATHER PROTECTION PRICE
Full polished windscreen with Mohair hood and sidescreens (in lieu of Brookland aero screens) £1,995
INTERIOR PRICE
Lowered floors £495
Sidescreen armrests trimmed in Innes Tan, Scottish Muirhead leather £170
EXTERIOR PRICE
Stainless steel rear wing guards £40
Twin seater Mohair tonneau cover (standard on single seater) £330