About the Super Seven 1600
So whilst I'm waiting for news on the build I thought I'd do a post with some general info on the Super Seven 1600 model. In late 2016 Caterham introduced a limited edition called the Sprint. This was a heritage version of the Suzuki-powered 160, designed to look like the original Lotus 7s from the 1960s. This was followed up by the Super Sprint in late 2017. Both models were popular with customers, selling-out their 60 unit runs in record time. On the back of these it must have been an obvious decision to create a heritage version of the standard Sigma-engined car and in April 2020 they introduced the Super Seven 1600.
This is basically a 270 model (specifically the EU 275) with the 135bhp 1.6 Ford Sigma engine but with styling cues from Caterhams of the 1970s and 80s. Crucially they also did a mechanical change, replacing the standard induction unit with the Jenvey twin throttle bodies.
Sadly I couldn't stretch to the matching seats so I'll make do with the black leather ones. With the Caribbean Blue metallic paint it should look pretty good.
Here's a good review by Car Obsession.