In keeping with the kit car rubric, customers buy Sevens from England, into which is installed in America their choice of approved drivetrains, or, if they don’t mind further hands-on engineering, non-approved ones.
Ditto with the collisions, offset or otherwise. That is, avoiding them is entirely up to you, the four-point seatbelt which keeps you firmly fixed to your low-riding bucket seat, your throttle pedal and the non-ABS four-wheel disc brakes.
Caterham, who build about 600 cars in a good year, recently announced a new U.S. distributor for its progeny, Superformance of Irvine, Calif.
Some will want nothing less than the 620R. But seeing as top speed is already a claimed 130 mph for the 360 and as, with the roof down and cut-out door apertures exposed, speeds of much more than 75 mph are essentially unbearable sans helmet, we think we might settle for the lesser model.