• Jun 11, 2008
click above for high-res gallery of the Caterham CDX Seven

Our appreciation for the Caterham as a track day weapon knows no bounds. Although we're be willing to put up with a few inconveniences during everyday driving for its true calling on the weekends, the Caterham Driving Experience (CDX) could be a great option for non-owners. For those individuals wanting to replicate the fun had at the CDX events in a (barely) street legal package, Caterham has decided to offer a new Limited Edition Seven that mimics the cars used in the racing series. Painted in a gloss black finish with CDX-style graphics, the new Seven certainly looks every bit a racer. With its 135bhp 1.6L K-Series engine connected to a five-speed gearbox, the lightweight machine is certain to entertain. Power will be put to the ground effectively thanks to the standard limited slip differential and 13-inch Superlight alloy wheels with Avon tires. Individuals living across the pond can get theirs for £17,495 in component form while a completely assembled model will run you £20,495. We are officially jealous.


[Source: Caterham]

Press Release:

CDX Limited Edition Seven – Let The Driving Experience Never End

To commemorate 15 years of the renowned Caterham Driving Experience (CDX) days, Caterham has released a high-spec, limited edition version of the tyre-smoking cars at an attractive price.

Caterham's motto of 'Designed for racing, built for living' is more relevant than ever with the CDX Limited Edition. Thrill-seeking drivers are urged to act fast as the first 20 cars will include over £2000 worth of performance extras – including a tuned 1.6-litre power unit – within the £17,495 asking price. A finance option is also available on this model with a monthly payment as low as £199*.

Created to mimic the highly focused abilities and looks of the actual Sevens used on CDX days, the latest Seven boasts a 135bhp version of the distinguished K-Series powerplant, a limited-slip differential and track day roll-over bar. All this creates a serious tool for the track that's equally at home on the road.

Finished in gloss black with a decal kit reflecting that of the real CDX cars, this limited run car also includes a push button engine start, Momo leather steering wheel, full weather equipment and sticky Avon tyres fitted to 13" Superlight alloy wheels. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Caterham Driving Experience (CDX) days have been enjoyed by thousands of drivers of all ages and abilities. Hosted at venues in the UK and across Europe, the popular days place licensed drivers behind the wheel of a legendary Seven – be it for the Slalom, Drift or Circuit courses.

With experience days starting from £99, participants are taught new driving skills to help push the venerable two-seater to its limits or simply to execute some tyre-smoking frolics.

The latest Seven is available in component form from just £17,495, or factory built for £20,495, and can be owned for as little as £199 per month.*

Caterham is offering a finance scheme of 9.5% APR on the limited run car, requiring a deposit of £4600 followed by 36 monthly payments and then a final balloon payment.

For more information visit www.caterham.co.uk or call 01883 333 700 (South) or 01455 841616 (Midlands).


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      • 6 Years Ago
      13" wheels?! Seriously, wtf?? I understand if they want it to look older, but that means it must have dinky brakes.
        • 6 Years Ago
        as long as the brakes are big enough to lock the tires and not overheat during a track session they are big enough. This car probable weighs in at around 1000 pounds. The brakes are probable overkill.

        Most people who buy big brake kits are simply throwing money away and hindering performance as they didnt need them in the first place.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Stuka, you don't get it. The 13" wheels are to save weight. This car has no trouble stopping so it doesn't need bigger brakes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      whats with the 70 series rubber?

      i know its light- but wouldnt it still suffer from massive side wall flex under extreme handling?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Only 135 bhp, but I know this is a very light machine. So just how fast is it?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I still don't get why the prices on these Caterhams. Appart from being low volumes, all these Sevens should be well below the $30000 mark which from what I've seen is not the case... lov'em but they're basicaly road legal gokarts. Too pricey imo (although if I had money to splurge I might not think this way).