We’ve come a long way since 1973, and now it’s time to introduce a new member to the Caterham Family. Welcome to the all new Super Seven 1600.
The original Seven redefined the sports car as the world knew it, taking a no-nonsense approach to motoring and focusing on lightness and handling. However, after only one year on sale, the mustached master of mechanics, Colin Chapman, decided that the Seven Series 1 just wasn’t fast enough.
A lighter, more powerful engine was fitted, supported by a new gearbox, along with a number of subtle aesthetic finishes and the first ‘Super Seven’ was born. Since then, the Super Seven name has officially graced a very select number of cars which demonstrated the best blend between style and performance, while the iconic and recognisable badge has lived on through numerous iterations. Back in the 1970’s we introduced our first cars, and they set the tone for the next 47 years..
New for 2020, the Super Seven 1600 re-imagines our first ever Caterham-built Seven with a modern twist. Starting at the front, you’ll notice the flared front wings and wide-track suspension. On the bonnet we’ve introduced the exposed K&N filters, creating a recognisable engine note reminiscent of carburettor adorned engines, whenever the accelerator is engaged.
Next we move onto the cockpit, where some of the most dramatic changes can be found. First up, and exclusive to the Super Seven 1600, is the polished windscreen. This is paired with a full leather interior, including dashboard and tunnel top upgrades, creating a more luxurious experience than some of our more track-orientated offerings. Embedded into the dashboard are retro-inspired, chrome-plated SMITHS instruments and dials. With the leather dashboard option selected, we’ve added an embossed Super Seven badge to create a truly special interior. To really up-the-ante on the interior, there are a selection of premium carpet finishes for the cockpit.
The Super Seven is available in both the standard 'S3' or wide-bodied 'SV' chassis. The standard S3 chassis offers the compact lightweight dimensions that have made the Seven a legend in its 50 year history.
The SV chassis provides increased interior and luggage space due to the greater width and length of the car, making it suited for extended touring or for customers over 6'2" in height. The SV chassis also benefits from the additional stability offered by wide-track front suspension and increased range from a larger fuel tank, with only a 25kg weight penalty over the standard chassis.
Caterham offer you the opportunity to build your new Caterham from the ground up. You can order one in the form of a kit and then assemble in yourself. A really fantastic experience for those with a little more time.
On the price list you will see that your new Caterham can be built with a large range of options tailored to getting the car correct for you. We can offer advice on exactly what options you may need.
Caterham Seven 270, Engine: 1.6 litre Ford Sigma, Max Power (bhp/rpm): 135 @ 6,800 rpm, Max Torque (Nm/rpm): 165 @ 4,100 rpm, Weight: 540 kg, 0-60 mph: 5.0 seconds, Power-to-weight: 250 bhp-per-tonne, Top speed: 122 mph
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