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www.superformance.com said:
Caterham Cars and its iconic Seven will be officially sold in the USA with a new US distributor as of January 1st 2014.

Superformance (Superformance | Home) is based in Irvine, California and will sell several variants of the Seven.

Increased American interest in the legendary British sportscar was sparked earlier this year, when X Factor supremo Simon Cowell took delivery of a Seven CSR 260 at his home in Los Angeles.

Superformance will stock a range of Seven variants, although primarily the higher-power incarnations of the car, which have traditionally been more popular in the American market. The range will include the Seven 480 and the new Seven 620R, which will top the US line-up initially.

Caterham Group CEO, Graham Macdonald, said: “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 and we already export our SP/300.R to the States through Dyson Racing. “In the last two years, Caterham has significantly broadened its reach internationally and 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.”

Sevens will be shipped to the USA in part-built form and sold as rolling chassis via Superformance’s nationwide dealer network for customers to then complete the build personally.
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Sweet. Getting interested in one after seeing a good driver at a track just smoke it around. Looks great too.
 

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Found myself lately spending way too much time on the USA7s forum. I really want a Caterham. It seems pretty close to the perfect track tool for me. The only downside being exposure to the elements. A good roof and windshield are nice on cold, wet track days. Eh, probably worth it.
 

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Saw this sweet, brand new Caterham at the track on Saturday. I drooled on it a little but never could find the owner. Unfortunately, he was running with the open-wheel cars that day so we were not on the track together.
 

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Hopefully they simplify the ordering process. I researched the various options/models on the USCaterham.com website as well as visiting the local Caterham dealer in TX and came out with only a vague ballpark of what it would cost to get one. There are so many options, none of which are explained very well, and the ordering sheets are almost completely indecipherable.

But yes, I would love to have a 620R. All of the 7s have so much more character than an Ariel Atom or KTM X-Bow.
 

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Hopefully they simplify the ordering process. I researched the various options/models on the USCaterham.com website as well as visiting the local Caterham dealer in TX and came out with only a vague ballpark of what it would cost to get one. There are so many options, none of which are explained very well, and the ordering sheets are almost completely indecipherable.

But yes, I would love to have a 620R. All of the 7s have so much more character than an Ariel Atom or KTM X-Bow.
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I would really like to have a better idea as to the total cost.
Hopefully the new Distributor will provide better clarity in selecting a model and the process.

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My Dad had a Superformance 427 for 8-10 years. We put over 100k miles on the car, epic road trips and more track days than I can count. I've also been looking at the Caterham cars as they look like a lot of fun. Had the opportunity to ride around the track with Bob Olthoff in the Superformance version back when they came out... Would be great if they could be successful selling them as rolling chassis similar to the Superformance cars!
 

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Interesting that they should choose Superformance as that company used to market their own Seven clone. I don't know if it's still available but it was rather unattractive, with a curved "modern" windshield fitted to a seven style body. Their Cobra replicas were (are) very nice for glass bodied cars and moderately priced. They also have a large dealer network for a kit car company.
 

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Saw this sweet, brand new Caterham at the track on Saturday. I drooled on it a little but never could find the owner. Unfortunately, he was running with the open-wheel cars that day so we were not on the track together.
Lambo doors? no you didn't!! -eek- :) Cool now we can all go back to 1953 rotfl
 

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Weather is the major issue with these. Even with full rains they are an serious handful on rainy days!
 
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