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Caterham Seven Supersport

caterham Supersport 1 at Caterham Seven Supersport

After two years Caterham decided to introduce a new edition of the Seven. And they came up with the Supersport, which is inspired by the actual race car from Caterham Supersport championship.

In fact the superpsort is the race car itself with all of its performance essentials, but it’s softened down and fine tuned for road use. And you can’t complain why it doesn’t look new to you, because that’s the say a Caterham should look.

caterham Supersport 2 at Caterham Seven Supersport

The car is powered by a Motorsport-tuned 1.6-litre Ford Sigma engine developing 140 PS, five-speed ‘sprint’ ratio gearing, lightweight flywheel and race-prepared suspension with CR500 Avon tyres on 13” wheels. IT doesn’t have much power, but then there’s not much weight to carry around either. It weighs just 520kg, whcih means with 140 PS, it can go from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 120 mph.

But the best thing as always is Caterham’s incredible raw and amazing handling, where its limited-slip-differential and special gear ratios come to play. The Supersport also features uprated springs and dampers borrowed directly from its race car cousin, stiffer anti-roll bars, track biased dash with integrated change up lights and an aero screen. Composite race seats and a four-point race harness instead of standard seat belt complete the track-inspired experience.

A factory-built Supersport will cost you £22,995. But Caterham always offer its cars as kits as well, so if you are the sort of guy who likes to spend his evenings in a shed naming his spanners, you can built it yourself in which case it’ll cost £19,995.

caterham Supersport 3 at Caterham Seven Supersport

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