Track going US enthusiasts have been longing for this day.
As of this month, fans of Caterham and its iconic Seven will officially be able to get their hands on one thanks to a company called Superperformance. If you aren’t familiar, Superperformance is a distributor who also offers high-end Shelby Cobra and Ford GT40 replicas. Due to increased interest and demand, Caterham and Superperformance have now inked a deal that will see the importation and sales of a range of Seven variants from the UK, including the Seven 480 and 620 R.
The cars will be shipped stateside in part-built form and will be sold as a rolling chassis via Superperformance’s nationwide dealer network. Customers can then complete the build of their cars themselves according to their needs. Building the Seven yourself is also part of the whole experience. "The US market has always been a difficult one for us, thanks to the stringent federal homologation rules. But we know there is an appetite for our particular brand of lightweight and performance," according to Caterham Group CEO, Graham Macdonald.