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Superformance and Caterham Join Forces

Caterham Cars and its iconic Seven will be officially sold in the USA with a new US distributor, Superformance. Primarily known for its Cobra replicas and GT40s, Superformance is now offering several variants of the Seven. Increased American interest in the legendary British sportscar was sparked earlier this year, when X Factor celebrity Simon Cowell took delivery of a Seven CSR 260 at his home in Los Angeles.     

Superformance will stock primarily the high-power incarnations of the car, which have traditionally been more popular in the American market. Caterham says a top-level CSR with a 260hp, 2.3-liter four-cylinder Ford engine can hit 60 mph in a fierce 3.1 seconds. We can't wait to see these Caterhams on our streets. The range of models will also include the Seven 480 and the new Seven 620R, which will top the US line-up initially. 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.

In other news, Superformance is also offering a Holley Terminator EFI Systems on its Cobra replicas, with unique features not found in any other street EFI system. These include throttle-body technology that is currently used in every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car. Installation requires no computer experience. Simply bolt it on, use the included handheld tuner to answer a few multiple-choice questions and let the Terminator EFI take control, and the system self-tunes as you drive. The system is also upgradable to complete laptop control without the need to purchase another electronic control unit.

Shown here is a Superformance Cobra fitted with Ford Racing’s 460ci Boss Block, the biggest small-block Windsor crate engine ever, the Z460. With 575 horsepower and 575 lb/ft of torque, Z460 packs a pump-gas punch on both the street and on the track. The foundation of Z460 is the legendary Ford Racing Boss block topped off with high port/high flow Z-Heads. Premium components from the best aftermarket companies are used throughout the engine, such as SCAT’s forged steel crankshaft and H-beam connecting rods, forged Mahle pistons and Clevite bearings. Every Ford Racing Z460 engine is hand assembled in the U.S. with performance clearances.

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