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Caterham Supersport

Caterham Supersport

Caterham Supersport

Year (of specifications) 2011
Engine 1.6 litre Ford Sigma
Transmission 5 speed manual RWD
Max speed 120 mph
0-60 mph 4.9 seconds
Horsepower 140 bhp
weight 520 kg / 1,146 lbs

11th April 2011

The Caterham Supersport is the first new model to join the iconic Seven range for two years. The idea behind the new model is to make it as close to the racecars used in the Caterham Supersport championship as is legally possible.

Powering the Caterham Supersport is a 1.6 litre Ford Sigma engine which has been tuned by Caterham Motorsport. This is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox with a short gear ratio for better acceleration.

The Caterham Supersport is fitted with a lightweight flywheel and motorsport-honed limited-slip-differential. The car 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.

Weighing just 520kg (1,146 lbs), the Ford powerplant will take the Supersport from 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds and on to a top speed of around 120 mph.

Caterham Cars engineering director, Mark Edwards, said of the car: "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."

Pricing for the Caterham Supersport starts at £19,995 ($32,600) for the self-build version.



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