Caterham Seven Coming to the US

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Caterham Cars has confirmed that variants of its Caterham Seven will be heading to the U.S.

The vehicles will be exported from the British automaker’s factory in England partially completed to Superformance’s warehouse in Irvine, California. From there, Superformance will either distribute the vehicles as a rolling chassis through its nationwide dealer network or select dealers will be able to request for complete assembly at an extra cost.

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Though the British automaker didn’t announce which variants will be heading to America, Superformance confirmed that the Seven 480 and the Seven 620R will be part of the lineup. The 620R is powered by a 2.0-liter Ford Duratec engine with 310 hp and 219 lb-ft of torque.

“The US market has always been a difficult one for us, thanks to the stringent federal homologation rules but we know there is an appetite for our particular brand of lightweight and performance. Signing a new official distributor in the form of Superformance in America is a natural extension of how our brand is expanding, rapidly, across the globe,” said Caterham CEO Graham Macdonald in a released statement.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Crissy Crissy on May 20, 2014

    my 2013 eco model does not come with a spare tire. they give u a fix a flat and a air compressor, well that doesnt work when u blow a tire!!! i have road side assistance and on star cuz i travel alot, and there has been times where i have been out of range for both!!! i think it should be a safety issue not an accessory!!! any positive feed back on a solution so i dont have to spend $500.00 for the kit? and by the way i did call chevrolet headquarters on this matter and there responce was "you bought the car like that" and i told them that sometimes i am out of range for cell service and on star and all i got was "sorry mam"

  • KenJr KenJr on May 20, 2014

    I liked my ECO .. Good car. But I did have to to have it towed once (flat-bedded) to a tire store when one of my tires went flat. . No more spare-tire-less cars for me. What a hassle.

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