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Caterham Super Seven 1600 price, specs and pictures: a retro throwback to the 1970s

Put on your flares, crank up the glam rock and get behind the wheel of this new old school classic

Caterham Cars has gone back to the old school with the launch of its newest retro model - the Super Seven 1600.

Inspired by the craftsmanship of the original Super Seven and the early cars created under the Caterham badge, the new Super Seven features many retro details. 

These include the classic flared front wings, retro-inspired 14” alloys, a spare wheel and carrier harking back to the touring Sevens of old, and a choice of heritage paint finishes. 

In the interior, the retro experience continues, with a elegant wooden-rimmed steering wheel and tailored leather upholstery. 

Designed to evoke the glamour and colour of motoring in the 1970s - with none of the drawbacks of 70s technology - the new-for-2020 car is the first Super Seven to be offered in the wider, more comfortable large chassis, as well as the standard version. 

It’s not just the car’s looks that gives a nod to the 70s – the Super Seven 1600 includes DCOE throttle body injection, found on any self-respecting rally car of the era and producing a distinctive growl.

Graham Macdonald, CEO of Caterham, said: “Caterham has always been about individuality and the quality engineering that makes the Seven peerless when it comes to the driving experience. 

“Ownership of any specification of Caterham Seven is a mark of distinction and a ticket to driving adventure, but our heritage line of models holds a special place in the hearts of the true brand enthusiasts. 

“Both of our most recent retro-inspired Sevens – the Sprint and Super Sprint – sold out in record time so we know the appeal for these cars is strong. 

“We’re excited to introduce the most powerful Super Seven ever built, a reimagining of a true modern icon, delivering exactly what the original was designed to offer – a focus on driving feel and race-inspired upgrades but with some touches of luxury to the finishes.”

Available as a kit or factory built, prices start from £33,495. Customers can also configure the Super Seven 1600 at caterhamcars.com

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Specs and technical information

  • Engine: 1.6 Ford Sigma, four cylinder, naturally aspirated  
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual gearbox  
  • Max power (bhp/rpm): 135 bhp @ 6,800 rpm  
  • Max torque (nm/rpm) 165 nm @ 4,100 rpm  
  • Weight: 565kg  
  • Performance: 0-60mph in 5.0 seconds  
  • Top speed: 122 mph  
  • Suspension: road suspension pack  
  • Wheels: 14” classic alloy with diamond cut lip  
  • Tyres: Avon ZT7 Tyres  
  • Build: available as a kit or factory built  
  • Price: from £33,495 
  • Heritage paint options: Racing Green, Caribbean Blue, Tuscany Red, Saxony Grey, Serengeti Orange, Bordeau, Red & Oxford White

In pictures: Caterham Super Seven 1600

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