Only 20 of these will ever be built.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Caterham Superlight, Caterham’s doing what any other automaker would do: putting a limited edition model into production. The special edition Seven Superlight Twenty is going to be revealed at this weekend’s Goodwood Revival. Unlike other ridiculously priced special editions, the Superlight Twenty will only set you back by $46,285. That’s cheap for a special edition, right? There's no word on whether the special edition will make it to the US.
The Superlight Twenty focuses on its lightweight design and nimbleness, just like the original vehicle. The special edition relies on a 1.6-liter Ford Sigma engine for power that makes 135 hp and is paired to a 6-speed close ratio gearbox. There’s also a limited slip differential, lightweight flywheel and a sport suspension pack. Just like the original, the Superlight Twenty is finished in bare aluminum, which keeps the vehicle’s weight down to an unbelievable 1,098 lbs. The bodywork also has a large amount of carbon fiber parts that include the nose and aero screen, cycle wings and rear wings. With all of this, the lightweight vehicle can get to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and onto a top speed of 122 mph.
Other unique touches on the Superlight Twenty include distinct gauges, a numbered dash plaque, as well as a key and gear knob with the “Superlight Twenty” design. The limited edition model also includes specially-embroidered carbon sports seats, carbon interior panels and a titanium colored chassis. The only options available for the Superlight Twenty are paint colors, a heater and weather equipment. According to Caterham Cars CEO Graham Macdonald, “those unable to buy one first time around now have the opportunity to snap up one of a limited run of vehicles—it’s not an exact replica of the original but its most definitely cut from the same clot and we know customer will love it for all the same reasons.”