The Magnificent Sevens

British sports car manufacturer, Caterham, has celebrated 60 years of its revered Seven by bringing together some of the most esteemed examples in its history.

Powering around the twists and turns of the Longcross test track was the original Lotus Seven featuring a Ford 100E engine and aluminium bodywork, originally launched by Colin Chapman in 1957. Also present was one of only 13 Lotus Seven Twin Cams in existence and the CSR 260, renowned for being tuned by Formula One engine supplier, Cosworth.

Possibly the most iconic car on show was a replica of the Seven ‘Prisoner Edition’ VVC, owned by former Caterham boss Simon Nearn. The real VVC starred in the opening sequence of the cult 1960’s TV show, ‘The Prisoner’. Also in attendance was the Superlight R500 previously piloted by The Stig around the Top Gear test track and completing the line-up was the retro, swinging sixties-inspired Sprint and the 620S – both from the current Caterham range.