Caterham is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Superlight model and has built a special edition commemorating the occasion. The original Superlight was introduced back in 1996 with a minimalist character and managed to sell around 200 units until production ended in 2004.
Designed to mimic the original model, the Superlight Twenty special edition will also sport a minimalistic approach and will be powered by a 1.6-litre Ford Sigma engine, while production will be limited to just 20 units.
It features the use of light-weight carbon fibre components like cycle wings, front nose, aero screen and rear wings. The bodywork is finished in bare aluminium and is devoid of paint which translates into 6 kg of weight savings.
The limited edition model sports unique gauges, titanium coloured chassis, carbon interior panels and a numbered dash plaque. Additionally, it sports specially-embroidered carbon sports seats borrowed from the flagship Seven 620 R and ‘Superlight Twenty’ motif on the key and gear knob.
People wanting additional equipment could be disappointed as keeping with the minimalist theme, the special edition will only be offered with the Series 3 chassis setup and limited options include weather equipment, heater and paint.
The Superlight Twenty is powered by a 1.6-litre Ford Sigma engine producing 135 bhp mated to a 6-speed close ratio transmission. It will feature ‘Sport’ suspension package along with a light flywheel and a limited slip differential. This means that the special edition can accelerate from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds and go on to achieve a top speed of 122 mph (196 km/h).
The Superlight is already available for order and has been priced at £29,995.
The press release is embedded below the image gallery for further information