Limited run of 1.6-litre ‘Superlight Twenty’ to celebrate 1996 original
Caterham has revealed its latest track monster, the Superlight Twenty, at this weekend’s Goodwood Revival.
The 1.6-litre Seven Superlight has been produced in homage to the original 1996 Superlight, with the special edition production line set to extend to just 20.
The original Superlight’s production run ceased in 2004, but it signalled a new era of purposeful, track-biased Sevens designed to offer even more performance and low weight compared to the Caterhams and Lotus Sevens of old.
The Superlight Twenty receives a 135bhp 1.6-litre Ford Sigma engine, 6-speed close ratio gearbox, ‘Sport’ suspension pack, lightweight flywheel and a limited slip differential.
The bodywork benefits from a series of carbon fibre components, including its cycle wings, rear wings, nose and minimalist aero screen. The body is finished in bare aluminium, as per the original Superlight, which saves six kilograms to cars kerb weight, which stands at 498kg.
Intricate additions to the car include a numbered dash plaque, unique gauges, and a key and gear knob bearing the ‘Superlight Twenty’ motif, whilst the car enjoys a titainium-coloured chassis.
The latest Caterham is available only as a Series 3 chassis with a limited list of options including paint, weather equipment, and a heater.
The original Superlight went on to become one of Caterham’s most coveted models, selling some 200 examples while in production, and with a starting price of £29,995 this time around, the Seven Superlight could be destined for great things too.