litre Ford Sigma
speed manual RWD
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
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 Supersports 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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