Caterham is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the launch of a special equipment package offered as a free purchase for the first 40 Seven orders taken from today (May 9, 2013). The new Limited Edition Pack can be applied to any car in the Seven range.
The models built with the Limited Edition Pack will be painted in a Ruby red "40YOC" exterior color combined with bespoke bonnet stripes. The car sits on 15-inch silver alloy wheels wrapped in Avon ZV3 tires.
Caterham is also offering a grey-painted chassis - replica of the original Lotus Seven color - and for the interior, it adds hand-tailored leather seats, with grey piping and a grey leather dashboard.
The new package will also add: a bespoke tunnel top, with grey handbrake and gearstick gaiters; unique, numbered dash plaque; and of course, "40YOC" badges on the wheels center and the ignition key.
On the British market, prices for the Caterham Seven range from £19,995 (about $30k) in the Roadsport 125 and go up to £42,495 ($65,800) in the Superlight R500.
Click past the jump to read more about the standard Caterham Seven.
Caterham Seven is a super-lightweight sports car based on the Lotus Seven and it was unveiled back in 1973. At first, the model was offered with a Lotus Twin Cam engine, but the current models are powered by either a 1600 Ford Sigma or a 2.0-liter Caterham Powertrain (CPT) Duratec.
In base version, the engines deliver 125, 150 or 175 horsepower, while in the Superlight R600, the 2.0-liter engine delivers a total of 275 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. The R600 can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.88 seconds and can hit a top speed of 148 mph.
gallery: Caterham Superlight R600
Caterham Cars will celebrate 40 years of manufacturing and developing the iconic Seven with a free limited edition pack.
The stylish pack is available to the purchasers of the first 40 Seven orders taken from today and can be applied to any car in the Seven range.*
Caterham Cars has been building the Seven since 1973, when original owner, Graham Nearn, acquired the rights to the model from Colin Chapman. It has continually developed the sportscar but never deviated from Chapman’s original philosophy of “adding lightness” and placing the driving experience at the heart of the engineering process.
Available to buyers from the UK or any of Caterham’s export markets at no cost, the pack has been designed to evoke the nostalgia of the early Sevens and includes optional equipment which would typically cost thousands of pounds.
The limited edition ‘40 Years of Caterham’ pack includes:
- Grey painted chassis, replicating the original Lotus Seven colour
- Ruby red ‘40YOC’ paint, with bespoke bonnet stripes
- Hand-tailored leather seats, with grey piping
- Grey leather dashboard
- Bespoke tunnel top, with grey handbrake and gearstick gaiters
- Unique, numbered dash plaque
- New 15” silver alloy wheels**, with Caterham embossing and Avon ZV3 tyres
- ‘40YOC’ wheel centres and ignition key