Caterham Seven SuperSprint 60-year special revealed at Goodwood

60 years celebrated by 60 limited edition cars

Caterham Seven SuperSprintCaterham is continuing its 60th anniversary celebrations at the Goodwood Revival this weekend with the launch of a limited edition Seven SuperSprint special. Just 60 models will be built, priced from £29,995.

Fitted with a Caterham Works Racing-tuned 95hp version of the Seven 160’s 0.8-litre three-cylinder turbo Suzuki engine, the Seven SuperSprint is offered in six colourschemes – all continuing the retro theme first seen on the Seven Sprint.

That car was revealed a year ago at the 2016 Goodwood Revival, again limited to 60 cars: all of them were sold out within a week. Caterham’s expecting similar interest in the SuperSprint, which it says shows off “the ultimate in gentleman racer style”.

Caterham Seven SuperSprint

This time round, two versions are offered, a single-seater and twin-seater. They are as their name suggests: in the single-seater, you get just a single Brooklands aero screen and a sole four-point race harness and roll cage.

Caterham Seven SuperSprint

In the twin-seater, each is doubled (although many are expected to pick the £1,995 full polished windscreen instead…).

Caterham Seven SuperSprint

Other features include a gorgeous wooden rimmed 12-inch Mota-Lita steering wheel, period Smiths dials set within a unique Innes Tan dashboard, extended front cycle winds, polished exhaust, classic rear lights, silver Le Mans-style grille and cool racing liveries including sponsor decals.

The six colour combinations of Seven SuperSprint, all wearing cream 14-inch wheels and skinny 155/65 Avon ZT5 tyres, are:

  • Aintree: dark green / orange noseband
  • Hockenheim: silver / red noseband
  • Imola: red / white noseband
  • Watkins Glen: white / Gulf racing stripes
  • Dijon: navy blue / white noseband
  • Zandvoort: light green / black roundels

Graham Macdonald, Caterham CEO, 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.”

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Richard Aucockhttps://www.motoringresearch.com/
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