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Caterham Super Seven verdict

2001 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 53.0

Written by Murray Scullion Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 3 November 2022

Should you buy one?

You should because there’s not much like it. The Seven couples Fifties looks with modern hardware to create a brilliant, retro, and fast as hell sports car that’s as fun as it is infuriating.

Rest assured, you should only consider this if it won’t be your only car. If you want a do-all sportscar that won’t drain your energy on the motorway, try an Alpine A110. Want something more modern? Try the KTM X-Bow.

What we like

Entry-level cars are good for road use and are easy to drive and top-spec models will shame supercars on track. Mid-spec cars are a great in-between, assuming it’s not raining. Plus all Sevens are nearly endlessly customisable.

What we don’t like

They’re tricky to get into with the roof in place and a pain to drive at low speeds because of heavy steering and sensitive throttle. There aren’t any new cars on the market that are quite as draining on a long journey.

Caterham Super Seven rear static
Caterham Super Seven rear static