Caterham reveals exclusive Seven Sprint

Only 60 examples of limted run model to be built priced from £27,995

Caterham has released an exclusive version of its iconic sportscar, called the Seven Sprint. It marks 60 years of Seven production – which the brand celebrates next year – and is inspired by a model that was planned to debut in the ‘60s but never launched.

Only 60 examples of the Sprint will be made available in the UK and European markets, each priced from £27, 995. The car will be showcased at the Goodwood revival this weekend.

The limited-edition model comes powered by the same 80bhp 660cc three-cylinder Suzuki engine also found in Caterham’s entry-level Seven 160. Despite the modest power output the Seven Sprint should be capable of 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds. 

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It’s available in a choice of six exterior paints finishes to reflect the original colours that were available in 1966. The Sprint’s powder-coated grey chassis is a nod to the Series 2 Lotus 7, while the suspension and rollover bar are a tribute to the Colin Chapman’s original.

Its flared front wings, polished exhaust silencer and individual rear lights echo the early years of the Seven. Rounding off the unique exterior of the Sprint are the cream painted wheels and polished hubcaps. 

Inside, the wooden-rimmed sports steering wheel, wood effect dashboard and classic instrument layout add to the classic ‘60s feel. The panels and Muirhead Scottish seat upholstery are hand-stitched, finished in scarlet red, while a fully carpeted interior and luggage space completing the Sprint’s design. 

Do you prefer this retro-styled Caterham or its modern siblings? Let us know in the comments below...

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