The Supersport R is an evolution of the very successful Supersport model, but tweaked to give it a little more punch. It houses a 2.0L Ford Duratec engine, the natural progression from the 1.6 Sigma engine, and produces a generous 180bhp.

The Supersport R has been refined to encompass many of the engineering developments and upgrades obtained from our experience of the various race models within the Caterham Motorsport series. With a limited slip differential and race inspired suspension, an increased rev limit and a tad more power, we truly believe the new Supersport R is a phenomenal package.

The Supersport R is the perfect tool for road and track use. It is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and will leave you grinning even after you've switched off the engine and started planning your next drive.

The Supersport R is supplied as standard in component form for self assembly, complete to your chosen specification with all the parts you'll need to get your car on the road. It'll come with a first fill pack with all the necessary fluids required to complete your car, so all you'll need in addition to this are some basic tools, a little patience and a splash of fuel! Average build time for a novice is between 60 – 70 hours, with our team at Caterham already putting 20 hours of build work into the car before you receive it. Further more, our technical advice line and detailed build manual ensures the process is stress free and enjoyable. Building a Seven is a unique, exciting and rewarding experience, but if you don't have the time or space you also have the option to have your car factory built.

The Supersport R is available with both the standard chassis and the wide-bodied 'SV' chassis. The standard chassis offers the compact lightweight dimensions that have made the Seven a legend in its 50 year history.

The SV chassis gives increased interior and luggage space due to the greater width and length of the car, making it suited for extended touring or for customers over 6'2" in height. The SV also benefits from the additional stability offered by wide-track front suspension and increased range from a larger fuel tank, with only a 25kg weight penalty over the standard chassis.


  • Track orientated specification for high performance
  • Limited slip differential and race inspired suspension
  • Designed to deliver thrills, not frills
0-60 MPH


2.0-litre Caterham Powertrain (CPT) Duratec
Sprint ratio Limited Slip Differential
Track-optimised cooling package
De-Dion rear suspension with Supersport Dampers
Wide track front suspension with Supersport race dampers
Powder coated interior with Composite race seats
Alloy wheels with AVON CR500 tyres front and rear
4 point race harness
Push button start
Shift Light
Composite aero screen
Bespoke Supersport half doors, tunnel top and boot cover
Black pack

6-speed gearbox
Ventilated front discs and quad piston callipers
ACES change-up lights
Leather adjustable seats
Full weather gear
Carbon dash
Lowered floors (driver and passenger)
SV (wide body) chassis
Carbon fibre rear wings
Carbon fibre nose cone (not available for SV)
Track day roll bar
Battery Master Switch
Race 4 point harnesses
Momo Q/R steering wheel
Avon ZZR trackday wheel and tyre package
Large diameter trackday silencer
Interim catalyst bypass pipe

Caterham Seven Supersport R
Engine: 2.0-litre Caterham Powertrain (CPT) Duratec
Max Power (bhp/rpm): 180 @ 7,300rpm
Max Torque (lbs ft/rpm): 143 @ 6,100rpm
Weight: 535kg
0-60mph: 4.8 seconds
Power-to-weight: 336bhp-per-tonne
Top speed: 130mph


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As standard all Caterhams are supplied unpainted in aluminium finish with coloured fibre glass wings and nose. For an additional fee your Caterham can be painted in one of our standard finishes or request in any colour you wish.

Want an alternative colour? Request another finish

Vehicles shown may include optional extras that are not included in the standard specification.

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