Caterham cars with highest top speed

Top 25 fastest Caterham cars in the world. Updated November 2021.

Top speed is, probably, the first performance metric that comes to mind when comparing fast cars.

Top speed depends on balance between engine power and aerodynamic drag - the more power and less drag, the higher the top speed.

High speed stability also matters, since too low downforce can lead to loss of control at speed.

In recent years high performance cars have been tailored for track performance, which, unavoidably, reduces top speed. Therefore the overall top speed is used less in supercar comparisons.

Despite this shift to increased downforce, modern supercars are faster than their predecessors - all thanks to dramatic increase in engine power over the past few decades.

# make & model Speed (mph)▼ Image
1. 2013 Caterham Seven 620R 158 Photo of 2013 Caterham Seven 620R
2. 2005 Caterham 7 CSR 260 157 Photo of 2005 Caterham 7 CSR 260
3. 2008 Caterham R500 150 Photo of 2008 Caterham R500
4. 2008 Caterham Super Seven RST V8-Levante 150 Photo of 2008 Caterham Super Seven RST V8-Levante
5. 2004 Caterham R500 EVO 149 Photo of 2004 Caterham R500 EVO
6. 1999 Caterham R500 1.8L K Series 146 Photo of 1999 Caterham R500 1.8L K Series
7. 2012 Caterham 7 CSR 175 143 Photo of 2012 Caterham 7 CSR 175
8. 1957 Caterham 7 CSR 200 140 Photo of 1957 Caterham 7 CSR 200
9. 2006 Caterham R400 Superlight 140 Photo of 2006 Caterham R400 Superlight
10. 2014 Caterham Seven 485 R 140 Photo of 2014 Caterham Seven 485 R
11. 2015 Caterham Seven 420R 136 Photo of 2015 Caterham Seven 420R
12. 2000 Caterham Seven Blackbird 135 Photo of 2000 Caterham Seven Blackbird
13. 1997 Caterham Superlight R 134 Photo of 1997 Caterham Superlight R
14. 2002 Caterham R300 130 Photo of 2002 Caterham R300
15. 1996 Caterham 7 Superlight 129 Photo of 1996 Caterham 7 Superlight
16. 1990 Caterham 7 HPC 126 Photo of 1990 Caterham 7 HPC
17. 2009 Caterham R300 Superlight 124 Photo of 2009 Caterham R300 Superlight
18. 1995 Caterham 7 1.4 Supersport 121 Photo of 1995 Caterham 7 1.4 Supersport
19. 2019 Caterham Super Seven 1600 116 Photo of 2019 Caterham Super Seven 1600
20. 2009 Caterham CDX 115 Photo of 2009 Caterham CDX
21. 2010 Caterham 7 RoadSport 125 Monaco 113 Photo of 2010 Caterham 7 RoadSport 125 Monaco
22. Caterham 7 1.4 Classic 110 Photo of Caterham 7 1.4 Classic
23. 2004 Caterham Super Seven 109 Photo of 2004 Caterham Super Seven
24. 2021 Caterham Seven 170R 106 Photo of 2021 Caterham Seven 170R
25. 2014 Caterham Seven 160 99 Photo of 2014 Caterham Seven 160

Sources

Auto Bild Sportscars (1, 25), FastestLaps.com (2-5, 7-10, 12-18, 20-23), EVO (6, 11), Sport Auto France (19), Auto Plus (24)

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 11/12/2021, last addition - Caterham Seven 170R.