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Caterham introduces Super Seven 600 and Super Seven 2000

September 21, 2022

Retro is popular

Retro scores. Caterham knows that better than anyone. After all, the Super Seven 1600 sold unprecedentedly well. The combination of a polished grille, chrome mudguards with flared, classic wheel arches (cyclewings) proved to be a hit.

Caterham Super Seven 600 & 2000 – An Icon Remastered.

Tasty details

Instruments from “SMITHS instruments & dials,” retro 14-inch alloy wheels and a rear spare tire – as the 1973 original had – were also very much to the liking, let alone the four-cylinder gasoline engine with Jenvey throttle bodies and K&N air filters for a classic rally sound. Caterham now flicks much the same trick with the Super Seven 600 and Super Seven 2000, only it omits the Jenvey throttle bodies and K&N air filters. The retro details are broadly similar.

Caterham Super Seven 600

The Super Seven 600 takes over the powertrain of the Seven 170. In short: a three-cylinder turbocharged Suzuki gasoline engine with 84 horsepower, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Like the Seven 170, the Super Seven 600 is available only as a “Standard Chassis. You can build it yourself at home, or have it built by Caterham. In the United Kingdom, it should cost £29,990. There are several options, including a mechanical limited slip.

Caterham Super Seven 2000

For the 2000 Caterham Super Seven, you may pay £39,990. You do get a seriously faster car. Under the hood houses a 2.0-liter Duratec Ford four-cylinder with 180 horsepower, good for a 0-96 time of 4.8 seconds. Shifting is done with a five-speed manual transmission. The Super Seven 2000 is available as either a Standard Chassis or a Large Chassis. A mechanical reverse gear is also optional on the 2000.

It is not yet known whether the Caterham Super Seven 600 and Super Seven 2000 will come to the Netherlands. The Super Seven 1600 did arrive on Dutch soil. We drove it in 2020. Or check out the video below.