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Caterham reveals retro-special Seven Supersprint

Commemorative Caterham launched at Goodwood Revival

Caterham has taken a step back at this year’s Goodwood Revival. You might remember them from such hits including the 620R, but today, the small British car maker has unveiled a more restrained variant called the Seven Supersprint, commemorating its 60th anniversary.

Thus, the retro inspired style features livery from the 1960s, a Le Mans style mesh grille and six different paint options that have been named after racing circuits. There’s even a small Brooklands retro racing styled windscreen. 

Inside, the retro details are dotted everywhere: a wooden rimmed steering wheel and a 60s-inspired battery master cut off switch, among other things. You even get quilted seats. 

It will be available in either a two seat arrangement, or a single seat option that strips out extra weight for the more committed driver. You know the sort. The Supersprint offers up 95bhp from its tuned three-cylinder engine, matched to a five-speed gearbox, a limited slip and rear-wheel-drive. 

Sure, the Seven Supersprint won’t recalibrate your senses like the insane 620R, but it’s brisk enough. It’l do 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds, and top out at 100mph. 

Caterham’s chief motorsport and tech officer Simon Lambert said: “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.”

Prices start at £29,995.

Words: Callum Alexander

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