Caterham Seven Sprint, sportsmanship, 'retro'

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The historic and venerable Caterham Seven we have seen many versions since its birth, but few or none as this Caterham Seven Sprint, which recovers the taste for more classic and ‘retro’ of the small sports. The Seven was born out of the hand of Lotus, in 1957, who made the model to 1973: from there, Caterham bought the rights.

The origin of this Caterham Seven Sprint is situated in the mid of the decade of the ’60s, when it was supposed to be designed and developed but, finally, it came to the production. Now comes the time, several decades later, and is that beyond the pure nostalgia of its concept remains as valid now as it was then.

The Caterham Seven Sprint will be presented at the Goodwood Revival 2016, but is already available in the Uk, where you will have a price of 27.995 pounds, a few 33.150 euros at the exchange. It will be a good advancement for the 60th anniversary of the model that will take place during the next year, with a number of features that rescue the spirit more ‘retro’ model.

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Based on the well-known Caterham Seven 165 access, in the Seven Sprint we meet with the same three-cylinder engine and 80 HP, source Suzuki: sufficient power due to its light weight, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6,9 seconds. Among its range of paintings we find six colors that were available for the model back in 1966 and 1967 (Cream, Mellow Yellow, Regency Red, Camberwick Green, British Racing Green and Misty Blue).

Other details of aftertaste vintage present in the Caterham Seven Sprint are your rims of steel sheet in cream color, with trim core chrome, next to the wheel arches, logos time, exit chrome exhaust triangles of the suspension and roll bar in grey -keeping the original design of Colin Chapman – or rear-mounted individual.

In its interior continues the classical inspiration with details such as their upholstered leather in red hand-sewn or the three-spoke steering wheel in wood and aluminum. The Caterham Seven Sprint, manufactured to a maximum of 60 units, doing that becomes, once more, in the most clear example of a roadster so classic and timeless that will never go out of fashion.