Caterham Seven Supersport Ready for the Road

From the race track, right onto the road... It's been nearly two years since the iconic Seven received a new model in the range, but Caterham's latest product, the Supersport, promises to make up for all that waiting. Now available for sale at dealerships across the UK, the Seven Supersport will sell for GBP19,995 complete with all the looks and mechanics one would want from his Seven. The model is propelled by a 1.6l Ford Sigma engine, which coupled to a five-speed transmission with sprint ratio gearing makes the Supersport develop 140 bhp. That might not seem like much, but keep in mind that the Seven weighs in only at 520 kg. The low weight allows the engine to propel the model from naught to sixty in 4.9 seconds and allow it to top at 120 mph (193 km/h). “We’ve built faster and more powerful accelerating cars before, but the Supersport’s character, value and low running costs have generated a machine that will excite sportscar fans, including those on a budget,” said Mark Edward, Caterham Cars engineering director. Below is the list of features and the performance numbers that make up the Caterham Seven Supersport. Standard equipment
  • 1.6-litre Caterham Powertrain (CPT) “Supersport” engine
  • 5-speed sprint ratio Caterham gearbox
  • Limited slip differential
  • Lightweight flywheel
  • Track-optimised cooling package
  • De-Dion rear suspension with Supersport Dampers
  • Wide track front suspension with Supersport race dampers
  • Powder coated interior with Composite race seats
  • 13” alloy wheels with 13x6J Avon CR500 tyres
  • 4 point race harness
  • Push button start
  • Immobilizer
  • Shift Light
  • Composite aero screen
  • Bespoke Supersport half doors, tunnel top and boot cover
  • Bespoke Supersport Dashboard
  • Black pack


  • 6-speed gearbox
  • Ventilated front discs and quad piston callipers
  • ACES change-up lights
  • Leather adjustable seats
  • Full weather gear
  • Carbon dash
  • Lowered floors (driver and passenger)
  • SV (wide body) chassis
  • Carbon fibre rear wings
  • Carbon fibre nose cone (not available for SV)
  • Track day roll bar
  • Battery Master Switch
  • Race 4 point harnesses
  • Momo Q/R steering wheel
  • Avon ZZR trackday wheel and tyre package
  • Large diameter trackday silencer (no cost option)
  • Interim catalyst bypass pipe


  • Front: Adjustable double wishbone with roll bar
  • Rear: De Dion axle located by lower A-frame and Watts linkag
Brakes : Twin circuit split front/rear with low level warning system. Discs front and rear

Steering : Rack and pinion, 1.93 turns lock to lock

Wheels and Tires

  • Front 6J x 13” AVON CR500
  • Rear 8J x 13” AVON CR500 
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