Caterham Superlight Twenty Revealed: A Homage To The 1996 OriginalAuto News
Paying homage to original Seven Superlight which began production back in 1996, the special edition Caterham Superlight Twenty has been launched recently at the 2015 Goodwood Revival.
Only 20 units of the special edition model will be built and is built to closely reflect the specifications as that of the 1996 original, that went to to become one of Caterham’s most coveted models.
For the £29,995 (RM199,206) asking price, the Superlight Twenty offers 135hp from a 1.6-litre Ford Sigma engine (the original had a Rover K-Series unit), paired to six-speed close ration gearbox. A ‘Sport’ suspension pack, lightweight flywheel, and a limited slip differential is also part of the overall package.
In terms of performance, the Twenty won’t match up to the magnificent 620 R but it is still capable of hitting 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds with a 196 km/h top speed, more than enough for an enjoyable time on the track.
Like the original, the body is finished in bare aluminium but gains a few modern additions with carbon fibre components on the cycle wings, rear wings, nose and aero screen.
The cabin is distinctively Caterham with nothing to distract you from the experience of driving. However, the special edition model warrants a few unique features beginning with a numbered dash plaque, unique gauges, key and a gear knob bearing the 'Superlight Twenty' motif and is equipped with a titanium coloured chassis, carbon interior panels and specially-embroidered carbon sports seats found only on Caterham's flagship model; the Seven 620 R.
Available only as a Series 3 chassis, the special edition model continues its lightweight mentality with a very limited list of options. How limited? Just paint, weather equipment, and a heater are available.