The ability for younger motorists to own and enjoy the unique Caterham Seven sportscar experience has been made easier thanks to the arrival of a new model.
The ‘Caterham Seven Sprint’ neatly rolls FREE insurance and compulsory driver training, plus a competitive finance term into one easy monthly payment plan, allowing drivers aged 21 and over, the chance to revel in the performance and handling prowess of the record breaking British two-seater.
Drawing its power from the free revving 1.4-litre K Series, the 105bhp and 107lb ft of torque on tap is enough to sling the lightweight sports number to 60mph in a shade over 6.5secs and onto a top speed of 110mph.
With the flagship Superlight R500 Evolution punching a blistering 530bhp per tonne, driver training is always recommended before anyone buys into the Caterham lifestyle. Although an option for most, it is a requirement of ‘Sprint Seven’ ownership.
Before taking delivery, drivers will have to undertake an intensive one-day course on how to safely handle, harness and above all enjoy the distinctive Caterham motoring sensation.
Weighing in at just 540kg, the Seven Sprint offers de Dion rear suspension, 5-speed syncromesh gearbox, 15-inch alloys with bespoke Avon CR500 tyres, leather seats, carbon-fibre dashboard and front wings, and finished in a metallic paint.
Emotionally, few cars will turn as many heads as the 1950s styled Seven. Steeped in nostalgia and motorsport heritage, it has been hailed as ‘one hell of a cool car’ by GQ and the ‘Prince Nassem Hamed’ of sportscars by Maxim.
Economically, with it’s proven reliability, bullet-proof residuals, low running costs and now free insurance, the Seven Sprint is a no-brainer.
The Caterham Seven Sprint is available from under £300 per month subject to status.Published 26 May 2004