Caterham Super Seven 600 and 2000: long live the disco!

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The Super Seven 600 is an entry-level model “affordable, pure, simple, for the driving experience, perfect for Sunday morning leisure rides with the wind in your hair.” The engine develops 84 horsepower. This is the original Suzuki turbo engine found in the Seven 170. The 2000 Super Seven has a 180 horsepower Duratec that allows it to go from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds.

The latter can be optionally equipped with a sports suspension package, four-piston calipers and a limited-slip differential. Something to have fun on the circuit too. On the other hand, the Super Seven 600 only has the standard chassis and will be more for touring.

Put on the flared pants!

For the look of their Super Seven, Caterham opted for large fenders for the front end (compared to the Seven’s fenders). The seats also have an old school style, especially with that orange color. Compared to a Seven 170, these Super Sevens are adorned with chrome, while the other Caterhams play understated.

The Super Seven 600 and Super Seven 2000 are available in 11 exclusive specific colors. And the interior is also provided with “old” gauges (the SMITH gauges). The little touch of the past is also the optional wood steering wheel or wood-style dash on 2000. The potentiometers are chrome, as is the windshield trim. Even the rear fuel hatch is adorned with chrome.

At the moment the Super Seven 600 and 2000 are available to order in the UK. Other markets are expected to follow in early 2023. The Super Seven 600 starts at £29,990. That’s £5,000 more than a Seven 170 which has less of a look from the disco years.

Our opinion, by

With its narrow tracks and long wings, the Super Seven 600 has a nice vintage look. His little 660cc Suzuki is enough for a 0 to 100 km/h in less than 7 seconds. Too bad that in France inflation takes us a bit across the Channel. Indeed, the Seven 170 starts at €32,595, or €4,000 more expensive than in England. So we should have the Super Seven 600 at €38,500 with no option (estimate). It’s a bit pricey for an RV, isn’t it?

On the other hand, as is often the case in Caterham, if you want to have a little fun with some customisation, the bill adds up quickly.

To sum up

Caterham is adding Super Sevens to its Sevens range. The look looks to the past with old-school SMITH gauges and especially long fenders up front.

More expensive than the entry-level Seven 170, the Super Seven 600 still has a bit of mischievous charm.
Wider, the Super Seven 2000 will also please.

Jamie Franklin

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