Caterham reintroduces its heritage range with launch of two new models

(September 22, 2022) CRAWLEY, West Sussex, England — Caterham has reintroduced its heritage range following the launch of two new models — Super Seven 600 and Super Seven 2000. Ahead of the brand’s 50th anniversary next year, the latest editions take inspiration from the Caterham’s early "Super Sevens" introduced in the 1970s and popularized through the 1980s; a classic, British, lightweight, two-seater sports car with the perfect blend of style and performance, yet re-imagined for the 21st century.

While these models may look similar, they offer two very different driving experiences.

Super Seven 600 is an accessible, pure, simple, driving experience but at a lower speed. It is a car for those who want to enjoy a leisurely Sunday drive with the wind in their hair but are less focussed on bhp and 0-60 times. Performance fans looking for more brutish power, faster speeds and a car that wants to be driven more enthusiastically, the Super Seven 2000 may be a more appealing vehicle.

Both models will be available for self-assembly in the UK market as a component kit for those who crave the enjoyment of assembling their own car.

Both models will be initially available in the UK with Super Seven 2000 only sold in the U.S. market. Super Seven 600 comes in a standard chassis only while Super Seven 2000 is offered in standard and large chassis sizes. All versions are available in kit and fully built forms.

Prices for Super Seven 600 and Super Seven 2000 will start from £29,990 ($33,88) and £39,990 ($45,189) respectively in component kit format.

Engine, transmission and performance

Super Seven 600 is powered by a 660cc Suzuki turbo engine producing 84 bhp and achieves 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds as found in the Seven 170 model and shares its live axle chassis design. In comparison, Super Seven 2000, following popular demand, features a 2,000cc Ford Duratec engine which generates 180 bhp and registers 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds, this model is closely related to Seven 360 and as such utilizes the ever-popular de-Dion chassis found in the majority of Caterham models. Subsequently the Super Seven 2000 can also be purchased in the larger chassis variant.

Both cars come with a 5-speed manual transmission. Customers looking to enhance the handling of both cars can add a limited slip differential.

Drivers of Super Seven 2000 can up the performance dial even further by adding a sport suspension package featuring a rear anti-roll bar and adjustable platforms as well as front ventilated discs with quad piston calipers.

Exterior and interior look and feel 

In addition to the Seven’s usual driving performance, visually the car excels internally and externally. From the outside, both Super Seven vehicles come with the flared front wings previously seen on Super Seven 1600, Sprint, Super Sprint and a plethora of Caterham models throughout the 1970 & 80s. Meanwhile, Super Seven 600 boasts 14” silver Juno wheels, while Super Seven 2000 features 14“ Classic wheels.

Both Sevens come with Avon ZT7 tires, a chrome filler cap, a black leather Moto-Lita steering wheel, carpeted rear panel, polished exhaust and LED rear lights.

Drivers can pick from a range of exterior colors including Gravity Black, Exocet Red, Vintage Green and Firecracker Yellow.

The color options don’t stop there as Caterham is launching four exclusive paint finishes not seen on any other Seven to date — Bourbon, Ashdown Green, Windsor Blue, and Fawn.

Furthermore, as an optional extra, drivers can pick the look and feel of their alloy wheels with a choice of Gold, Body or custom-colored alloy centers with diamond cut lip.

Inside the car, customers can choose from a range of additional color options to give their Seven that personalized feel. Drivers can pick colors for the carpet, dashboard, leather seats, gearbox and handbrake gaiters.
Some of the colors available for these elements of the interior include Deep Red, Cream, Birch White, Burgundy, Ginger, Admirability Blue and Biscuit Beige.  

These color options bestow the Super Seven 600 and 2000 with a level of finish befitting such significant models in the Caterham range and help to enhance the retro-inspired look and feel.