Caterham Seven SuperSprint Sells Out in 7 Hours

Caterham was in high spirits at the Goodwood Revival last week, as all 60 of its new, retro racer Seven SuperSprint sold out within an incredible seven hours.

Caterham SuperSprint

The SuperSprint, the second retro Seven unveiled in the last 12 months to mark the Seven’s 60th anniversary year, can now lay claim to be the fastest-selling model in Caterham’s history.

Priced at £29,995 for the 30 cars for the UK, the remaining 30 are destined for Europe. The latest incarnation of the Seven has trumped the Sprint, which sold out in the space of seven days after being launched at Goodwood Revival last year.

David Ridley, Caterham’s Chief Commercial Officer, said:

After last year’s incredible sales result with the Sprint, we were hoping for similar success with the SuperSprint. Having said that, to sell out within seven hours is something we’ve never seen before and it has set a new sales precedent for Caterham. Considering that last year we took orders for over 600 Sevens, the SuperSprint’s success is likely to account for around 10% of our annual sales in 2017 and we are on track to beat last year’s sales record.

There is quite clearly an appetite for retro styled cars and we’ve tapped into that trend with the Sprint and SuperSprint.

Having sold all 60, Goodwood’s wet weather far from dampened the mood on the Caterham stand.

The 60th car was sold by Caterham at 1.30pm on Friday, September 8 but Caterham is taking deposits on a waiting list in the unlikely event of a cancellation.

Offering the ultimate in gentleman racer style, alongside the hearty power of its 95bhp Caterham Works Racing-tuned, three cylinder engine, the Seven SuperSprint is as at home on the road as it is on the circuit.

Caterham SuperSprint 3

A unique Brooklands windscreen, quilted and stitched seats trimmed in Innes tan Scottish Muirhead leather, a wooden-rimmed sports steering wheel, and 1960s-style racing livery ensures that the driving experience is nothing short of sepia-toned race nostalgia.

The Seven SuperSprint is available in six paint schemes, all featuring their own signature color and named after classic race circuits including Aintree (green with orange noseband), Hockenheim (silver with red noseband) and Imola (red with white noseband).

With 1960’s race style front of mind, Caterham has also created a single-seater option, which comes complete with a tonneau cover for the more serious pilot looking to strip out as much weight as possible.

Caterham SuperSprint

SuperSprint Specification

Available as:

Single-seater Twin-seater
  • 95bhp Caterham Works Racing tuned three cylinder engine
  • Caterham Works Racing developed live rear axle with A-frame
  • Race inspired suspension package with adjustable platforms
  • Limited slip differential
  • Extended front cycle wings
  • Quilted, stitched seat, trimmed in Innes tan Scottish Muirhead leather
  • Single Brookland’s aero screen & wing mirrors
  • Single 4 point race harness
  • Le Mans style mesh grille and side intake
  • 1960’s inspired full racing livery
  • 95bhp Caterham Work Racing tuned three cylinder engine
  • Caterham Works Racing developed live rear axle with A-frame
  • Race inspired suspension package with adjustable platforms
  • Limited slip differential
  • Extended front cycle wings
  • Quilted, stitched seat, trimmed in Innes tan Scottish Muirhead leather
  • Twin Brookland’s aero screens & wing mirrors
  • Twin 4 point race harnesses
  • Le Mans style mesh grille and side intake
  • 1960’s inspired full racing livery
In six 1960’s inspired paint schemes

(fully painted body and wings)

Aintree
(Dark green
with orange
noseband )
Hockenheim
(Silver with red noseband)
Imola
(Red with white
noseband)
Watkins Glen
(White with
Gulf racing stripes)
Dijon (Navy blue
with white noseband)
Zandvoort
(Light green
with black roundels)


Overview of the full specification:

ENGINE
95bhp three cylinder engine with an overhead camshaft, radiator, electric fan and turbo

 

TRANSMISSION
Full synchromesh with five forward gears and single reverse gear
Limited slip differential

 

BRAKES
Front disc brakes with twin piston callipers
Rear drum brakes

 

SUSPENSION
SuperSprint race inspired suspension package with adjustable platforms
Caterham Works Racing developed live rear axle with A-frame
Bilstein shock absorbers

 

WHEELS AND TYRES
14” wheel finished in cream
The Avon tyre company 155/65R14 radial ZT5 tyres

 

INTERIOR
Unique dashboard finished in Innes Tan with SMITHS dials and shift light
Quilted stitched seats trimmed in Innes Tan, Scottish Muirhead leather
Innnes Tan textured, powder coated interior panels
Wooden rimmed 12” Moto-Lita steering wheel
4 point racing harnesses
Bespoke sixties inspired battery master cut off switch
Exposed body coloured tunnel top
Interior heating system
Push button start
12V accessory socket
Unique numbered dash plaque

 

EXTERIOR
Brookland’s aero screen
Extended front cycle wings
Silver Le Mans style mesh grille and side intake
Polished exhaust
Classic silver interior and side mounted mirrors
Classic rear lights and non-louvered bonnet
Period grey coloured chassis and suspension
Full racing livery including roundel and sponsor decals


Optional equipment:

WEATHER PROTECTION PRICE
Full polished windscreen with Mohair hood and sidescreens (in lieu of Brookland aero screens) £1,995

 

INTERIOR PRICE
Lowered floors £495
Sidescreen armrests trimmed in Innes Tan, Scottish Muirhead leather £170

 

EXTERIOR PRICE
Stainless steel rear wing guards £40
Twin seater Mohair tonneau cover (standard on single seater) £330

Note: Press release courtesy of Caterham Cars.

Staff

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