£22,995 (about $36,716)
lbs per hp
hp per liter
(from Caterham Press
Release) Razor Sharp Seven Takes to the Road
Caterham Cars’ first
brand new addition to the world-renowned Seven range in two years –
the Supersport – is one of the purest versions yet of the iconic
Derived directly from the race car that competes in the
highly-successful Caterham Supersport championship, the road-going
edition borrows all of the track version’s performance essentials
and then, for good measure, is fine-tuned for the road.
Priced £19,995 (incl tax) in self-build form, the 140bhp Supersport
carries the DNA of Colin Chapman’s 1950s concept of ‘less is more’
and remains true to his philosophy of lightweight, minimalist
machines that place outstanding handling characteristics and the
thrill of driving at their core.
A Caterham Motorsport-tuned 1.6-litre Ford Sigma engine, five-speed
‘sprint’ ratio gearing, lightweight flywheel and race-prepared
suspension with CR500 Avon tyres on 13” wheels promise a raw and
unadulterated driving experience – not for the faint-hearted but
certainly for driving purists at home both on the road and on the
Weighing just 520kg, the Ford powerplant will propel the Supersport
from 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds and will achieve a top speed of 120mph
without breaking a sweat.
Equipped with a motorsport-honed limited-slip-differential and
gearing with sports driving in mind, the Supersport also features
uprated springs and dampers borrowed directly from its race car
cousin, stiffer anti-roll bars, track biased dash with integrated
change up lights and an aero screen. Composite race seats and a
four-point race harness instead of standard seat belt complete the
Engineered for the track but at home on the road, the latest Seven
packs an unrivalled punch for its price tag too. Factory-built, the
Supersport will cost £22,995 with enthusiasts able to purchase in
component form for £19,995.
The Supersport is unveiled just over two months after Caterham
launched its extreme new sports racer, the SP/300.R to great acclaim
at the Autosport International Show.
Caterham Cars engineering director, Mark Edwards, said: “The
SP/300.R was our first brand new model for 15 years. But the
Supersport is all about our roots. The Seven was born out of
motorsport and this new model illustrates the values –
accessibility, affordability and unadulterated fun – that have made
Caterham the iconic brand it is today and which will ensure the
Seven’s continuing global success.
“We’ve built faster and more powerful accelerating cars before, but
the Supersport’s character, value and low running costs have
generated a machine that will excite sportscar fans, including those
on a budget.”
The Caterham Supersport Championship represents the third rung of
its ‘motorsport ladder’ and is Caterham’s fastest-growing series.
With 14 rounds over seven race weekends, the championship heads to
the new Snetterton 300 circuit on 24-25th April.
Please visit www.caterham.co.uk or call 01883 333 700 for more