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Caterham reveal new '60s-inspired Seven Sprint model

Friday 09 September 2016, By Autovolo

Caterham reveal new '60s-inspired Seven Sprint model

Caterham reveal new '60s-inspired Seven Sprint model

Caterham has debuted a new version of its iconic Seven at the prestigious Goodwood Revival event.

The Seven Sprint was initially designed back in the mid-19060s, but has only recently been revisited.

With its retro styling, Caterham hope that it will appeal to those who love the look of the classic Seven, albeit with more up-to-date mechanics.

Powered by a 79bhp three-cylinder Suzuki engine – the same seen in the entry-level 160 – the Sprint can be specified in six colours, all of which were British manufacturer colours between 1966 and 1967.

Graham Macdonald, Caterham Cars CEO, said: “We have always prided ourselves on continually developing the Seven during the 44 years we have been custodian of the model.

“But we have never wished to dismiss our heritage either and I know there are plenty of Seven purists and afficianados out there who will really appreciate the level of detail we’ve gone to with the Sprint to resurrect the spirit of those early cars.

“It’s a car that has been built today, with all the benefits that modern engineering brings with it, but the essence of the swinging ‘60s and is the perfect precursor to our 60th anniversary celebration in 2017.”

The Sprint’s chassis is powder-coated in grey, which imitates that found on the Series 2 Lotus Seven.

The interior is hand-stitched, and is finished in scarlet red. The wheel is finished in wood, reminiscent of the classic ‘60s style seen in the original Seven.