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