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Caterham launches Seven SuperSprint retro racer

8 September 2017

As part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, Caterham has launched a retro-styled limited edition Seven SuperSprint at the Goodwood Revival.

Reflecting the anniversary, the 60 SuperSprints destined for the UK and European markets go on sale today, completing the pair of special models that have opened and closed the marque’s 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 a healthy dollop of gentleman racer style, along with the hearty power of its 95bhp Caterham Works Racing-tuned, three cylinder engine, SuperSprint is as at home on the road as it is on the circuit.

It features a unique Brooklands windscreen, quilted and stitched seats trimmed in Innes tan Scottish Muirhead leather and a wooden-rimmed sports steering wheel. Outside, a 1960s-style livery and six signature paint schemes named after classic race circuits help complete the nostalgic feel.

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 driver looking to strip out as much weight as possible.

“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,” said Graham Macdonald, Caterham chief executive officer.

“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.”

 

See the Caterham Seven SuperSprint in action below.

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