Team Lotus Enterprise today announces that it has purchased British sportscar maker Caterham Cars. The acquisition was done by Tony Fernandes, Kamarudin Meranun and SM Nasarudin, the men behind the Team Lotus Formula 1 squad.
To celebrate its new ownership, Caterham Cars will build a limited run of Team Lotus Special Edition Sevens. Just 25 of the Team Lotus upgrade packages, which can be applied to any variant up to the top-of-the-range 263bhp, 150mph Superlight R500, will be built in the UK, with the same number allocated to the Company’s export markets.
For an additional £3,000 over the price of your chosen car, the Sevens will be specially-liveried in the famous green and yellow colours of Lotus and will come with a raft of bespoke Team Lotus additions. The theme continues in the cockpit with a plaque carrying the signatures of Team Lotus F1 drivers, Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen.
Owners will also receive a Seven history book signed by chief designer, Mike Gascoyne. Also included in the upgrade package will be an invitation to a customised tour of the Team Lotus F1 factory in Hingham, Norfolk.
The current range of Caterham Seven products starts with the Caterham Classic, priced at £ 13,650.