Exclusive! Caterham Seven — USA Buyers Guide — LHD, Street-Legal Superformance From $38k! — 5 Engines: 160, 280, 360, 480 and 620R



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The only questions to ask yourself when ordering a Caterham from Superformance are remarkably basic:

  • -- How quickly would you like to have a huge grin on your face via monster performance and uber-tactile handling?

  • -- Will 2.8-seconds to 60-mph be worth an extra $30,000 or so versus the devastatingly-rapid Seven 480's 3.4-second sprint? Or is 4.9-seconds in the affordable Seven 280 acceptable?

  • -- How wild do you prefer to be with color and style -- as this can ratchet up all the below pricing dramatically.

Easy, right?

The Superformance distribution deal with Caterham finally allows these hilarious machines to be sold and driven on a street-legal basis in the United States for the first time.

USA CATERHAM SEVEN

Superformance has eight or so retail dealerships signed up all over the country to facilitate the final stages of the build: the engine and transmission package. But far from some kind of kit car you have to build yourself, everything can be completely handled by the Superformance teams.

The cars are sold initially as a rolling chassis, with the installation and selection of the engine package as the next -- and somewhat confusing for some -- next step. But let me assure you, these Caterham Sevens are as easy to buy as they are to love and hoon on a track. And there and back.

A waiting list of over eight months has already spring from no-where since the annoucement in January that Caterham would make it big in the USA. Act now to secure yours via the American site of Caterham cars, which will help outline the build process.

It is still a hands-on operation -- so just locating a dealer and making contact is typically the route most buyers prefer to finalize paint and options.

But for car-nuts like us? You will want to know the overall specs versus pricing before lifting a finger! So here it is below, put together in one handy excel table via Car-Revs-Daily.com for the first time.

US Caterham Buyers Guide -- Car-Revs-Daily.com -- DRIVETRAIN PACKAGES

Left or Right-Hand Drive?

DRIVETRAIN - Superformance

Horsepower

Torque (Lb Ft)

0-60 MPH Time

Top Track Speed

BASE PRICE BEFORE OPTIONS + DRIVETRAIN

DRIVETRAIN PACKAGE PRICE

INSTALLATION ESTIMATE

 TOTAL RUNNING PRICE BEFORE OPTIONS

SEVEN 160 DRIVETRAIN PACKAGE

LHD or RHD Available

660cc Suzuki 3cylinder (80hp) engine with Manual 5 Speed Transmission

80

95 (est)

6.2 seconds (est)

105 mph (est)

$28,900

$3,450

$5,000

$37,350

SEVEN 280 DRIVETRAIN PACKAGE -- 5-Speed

LHD or RHD Available

1.6L Sigma 140hp 4 cylinder engine with 5 speed manual transmission

140

120

4.9 seconds

120 mph

$40,900

$4,450

$5,000

$50,350

SEVEN 280 DRIVETRAIN PACKAGE -- 6-Speed

LHD or RHD Available

1.6L Sigma 140hp 4 cylinder engine with 6 speed manual transmission

140

120

4.9 seconds

120 mph

$40,900

$6,450

$5,000

$52,350

SEVEN 360 DRIVETRAIN PACKAGE -- 5-Speed

LHD or RHD Available

2.0l Duratec engine (180hp) with 5 Speed Manual Transmission

180

143

4.8 seconds

130 mph

$44,900

$8,975

$5,000

$58,875

SEVEN 360 DRIVETRAIN PACKAGE -- 6-Speed

LHD or RHD Available

2.0l Duratec engine (180hp) with 6 Speed Manual Transmission

180

143

4.8 seconds

130 mph

$44,900

$10,975

$5,000

$60,875

SEVEN 480 DRIVETRAIN PACKAGE - 6-Speed

LHD or RHD Available

2.0l Duratec engine (240hp) with 6 Speed Manual Transmission

237

152

3.4 seconds

140 mph

$52,900

$11,500

$5,000

$69,400

SEVEN 620R DRIVETRAIN PACKAGE -- 6-Sp Sequential (*RHD ONLY)

RHD Only

2.0l Supercharged Duratec engine (310hp) with 6 Speed Sequential Trans. (*RHD ONLY)

310

219

2.79 seconds

155 mph

$72,900

$14,500

$5,000

$92,400

SPEC RECOMMENDATIONS

Must-have options?

I would absolutely recommend the SV package, which is 15-percent wider for a roomier cabin and more aggressive stance on the road. Also highly recommended would be the heater and racing packs!

Paint is subjective. All the cars come initially with a stainless main chassis and painted fenders. If it were my money, I would keep it relatively simple with the double clear coat and an accent color.

Painting after taking delivery is always possible, but very few non-Superformance paint experts will know the best ways to handle the task, which looks like it might reqire the fenders to come off and a few other things that MAACO does not specialize in...

Even at these prices, the official options are very enticing way to personalize your new Caterham Seven...!

But trust me: No matter the engine you choose, you will never feel more alive than with your hands flailing the wheel of a brand-new Caterham Seven.

 

CATERHAM USA -- SEVEN 480 DYNAMIC GALLERY

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Caterham USA -- Seven 480 Options

Seven 480

 $                         52,900

supplied without drivetrain Dealer

STANDARD FEATURES

Black Leather Seats, Black Leather Tunnel Top, Black Vinyl Roof Bag, Black

Powder Coated interior, Suede Steering Wheel, Race Harnesses, Push Button

Start, Black Wind Deflector, Black Headlamps, Black Fuel Filler cap and Black

Exhaust guard, Carbon Components (front wings, sill protectors, dashboard,

rear wing protectors)

Superlight Suspension, 15" Alloy Wheels and Avon CR500 Tires (7" Front &

Rear), Ventilated Front Disc Brakes with Quad Piston Calipers, Dry Sump

System and setup for 6 Speed Manual Transmission

FACTORY OPTIONS

Caterham Seven 280 With Standard Body (S3 Body)

Included

Caterham Seven 280 With Wider Body (SV Body) 15% more space

 $                           3,995

BUILD OPTIONS

Caterham Seven 480 delivered as an unassembled kit (CDK)

 $                         (3,995)

OPTIONAL PACKAGES

Sport Package - Includes: S Badging, Carbon Leather Seats, Leather Tunnel,

 $                           3,985

Carbon Vinyl Trunk Cover, Limited Slip Differential, Tonneau Cover & Half

sidescreens in Carbon Vinyl

Racing Package - Includes: R Badging, all Sport Package upgrades plus Carbon

 $                           6,975

Front Wings, Composite Race Seats, ACES gear change lights, Aerofoil

Wishbones, Race Damper Kit, 13" Alloy Wheels with Avon CR500 tires (6"

Front & 8" Rear)

PAINT & APPEARANCE OPTIONS

Painted Front & Rear Fenders with Bare Aluminum Body (Black, Red, Green or

 $                           1,950

Yellow

Included

Painted Aluminum Body (Ballistic Orange, Gravity Black, Exocet Red,

Firecracker Yellow, Vintage Green)

Stage 1 Metallic Colors (Viper Blue, Starlight Black, Platinum Silver)

 $                           2,750

Stage 2 Metallic Colors (Atomic Grass, Fez Red)

 $                           2,950

Stage 3 Metallic Colors (Plasma Blue, Detanator Yellow, Roulette Green,

 $                           3,275

Krypton Green, Crystalline White)

F1 Racing Team Paint Scheme

 $                           5,395

Custom Colour PPG Paint 2 Colour Process (add to Stage 3 colors)

 $                           1,250

Painted Bonnet Stripe & Nose Band (specify color:__________________)

 $                               675

Painted Nose Band (specify color:____________________)

 $                               425

Painted "7" Grill (description:_________________)

 $                               275

F1 Racing Team Paint Scheme

 $                           5,395

Double Clear Coat

 $                           1,275

Carbon Fiber Front Wings (Painting additional)

 $                               875

Carbon Fiber Wind Deflector (Carbon mirrors supplied but not installed)

 $                           1,275

Carbon Fiber Rear Wings (Painting additional)

 $                           1,350

Carbon Fiber Nose Cone (available only on Standard Body)

 $                           1,150

Painting of Carbon Fiber Components (Each)

 $                               375

TOP OPTIONS

Half Roof (For Summer coverage)

 $                               525

Roof Bag

 $                               165

Tonneau Cover & Half Side Screens in black vinyl

 $                               775

EXTERIOR TRIM OPTIONS

Black-Out Package

 $                               895

Track Day Roll Over Bar

 $                               725

ENGINE & EXHAUST OPTIONS

Headers & Side Pipe

Included

Track Day Exhaust

 $                           1,075

INTERIOR TRIM OPTIONS

Weather Equipment (Windscreen, Heated Windshield, Full Roof System

 $                           2,095

including Doors and Armrests) -Not Available with Standard Body

Heater

 $                               575

Carpeted Interior

 $                               375

Race Harnesses

 $                               475

Plumbed in Fire Extinguisher

 $                               550

ACES gear change lights

 $                               550

Battery master switch

 $                               375

12 volt power socket

 $                               250

WHEEL & TIRE OPTIONS

13" Alloy Wheel upgrade with Avon CR500 Tire (6" Front & 8" Rear)

 $                               875

RECEIVING FROM FACTORY

Dealer Preparation & Destination Charges

 $                           1,000

TOTAL MSRP Base

 $                         53,900

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Find a Caterham dealership today to start feeling the rush of speed again -- in a way that no modern sports car can achieve!

If you are not nearby, I am confident they will take your order over the phone if you ask nicely...

http://us.caterhamcars.com/find-dealership

 

Speak to our experts: Can't find what you're looking for, or just need some advice? Get in touch and we'll be happy to help.

Caterham USA

Superformance LLC.

Phone: 949-900-1950

Email: usa@caterham.com

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Caterham USA

Superformance LLC.

Phone: 949-900-1950

Email: usa@caterham.com

 

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