About Us

In 1957, the genius moustache wearer that was Colin Chapman built a lively little two-seater sports car. The car was designed to be ‘fit for purpose’  – Chapman wanted owners to be able to experience the joy and pride of building their own car and then take it on track.

To that end, he came up with the mantra “Simplify, then add lightness” and the Seven was born.

Over sixty years on, Caterham – which acquired the rights to build and develop the Seven from Chapman in 1973 – is still adhering to Chapman’s original philosophy and is still turning out variants of the Seven that don’t so much shout ‘fun’ at you, as grab you by the lapels and scream it in your face.

With a line-up of models that range in power from 125bhp to 310bhp, each car weighing just over 500kg, Caterham’s eight Seven variants features something for every taste, every level of driving experience.  Production of Caterham’s unique British cars is exclusively from within the UK- from start to finish, with the end goal, still being, to reduce weight and increase power.

But one thing that remains constant–- whether you’re getting behind the wheel of the relatively sedate Seven 270 or the face-meltingly swift Seven 620R – is fun.

At Caterham, we’ve always put the driver experience at the very heart of what we do. Just as Chapman did over 60 years ago, we are committed to reducing weight, increasing power and giving our customers a thrilling drive whether on the road or on the racetrack- as part of our acclaimed series of one-make motor racing championships.

True to our ethos, we’ve created more than 1,000 brand new racing drivers through our Caterham Academy programme, but the Seven has a knack for making you feel like a hero wherever you drive.

Strap in, take a deep breath and prepare yourself. You’re about to have the ride of your life.



說起『CATERHAM』這個品牌跟Lotus蓮花車廠有極為深厚的淵源,Lotus創辦人柯林.查普曼 (Colin Chapman)在1957年倫敦車展發表了以駕馭樂趣為導向的輕量級手工跑車Lotus 7(Lotus Seven)車型,並且在1960年代陸續推出Series 1~Series 4各種版本,雖然可上路行駛,它的模樣其實跟當時的賽車沒有太大差別,而Caterham在那個時期則是英國地區主要的Lotus經銷商,在1973年Lotus宣佈即將終止Lotus 7生產時,Caterham的老闆Graham Nearn出面接手了Lotus 7的開發生產權利與生產設備,讓Lotus 7車系得以在蓮花車廠生產終了之後,自立Caterham品牌繼續重啟生產Lotus 7,也因為Caterham對於性能、操控、輕量化手工跑車的堅持,讓Lotus 7這款車得以延續至今,在半個世紀之後仍然屹立不搖。



五十幾年過去了,Caterham隨著時代演進不斷改良許多細節以及材質運用,但模樣仍然一本初衷,動態表現也更形強悍,全車系車頭進氣壩斗大的「7」字樣則宣告了它承襲自Lotus 7的血統。





董事長 羅達仁



Caterham and the Seven have a history that is forever entwined. We are the proud custodians of Seven, the people who know and love this car. We are the passion and engineering behind today’s incarnations of Chapman’s design. Uniquely British and sometimes quirky in our ways, we see it as our duty to push the envelope and boundaries of this little car to its absolute maximum, while retaining the
driving purity and racing spirit that defined the original and made it an icon. Our model range may be one model, and it may not be mainstream. But its nuanced variants encompass everything a true driver wants from a car. From the Sunday cruiser to the track day enthusiast to the wannabe racing driver, you will find a Caterham Seven to suit. And, it’s hand-built, backed by an ideology and heritage that is unequaled in our sector.