Caterham is a British sports car manufacturer, founded in the small town of the same name in Surrey. The origins of Caterham Cars go back to the 1960s. It is then an important Lotus 7 dealer. When that car goes out of production in 1973, Caterham owner Nearn buys the rights to continue producing the Lotus. The Lotus thus remained in production and Caterham built its first cars.
The Lotus / Caterham 7 (also referred to as the Seven) is the common thread in the history of the brand and is still new in the showroom. Yet the brand has also had other models. For example, in the 1990s, the Caterham 21, a light two-seater roadster, was launched on the market. In 2010 it came together with racing car manufacturer Lola with the SP / 300.R, a track car. Low weight and pure performance-oriented technology are hallmarks of the models.
The brand has also been active in motorsport itself. Even Formula 1 was achieved when Caterham formed a racing team in 2012, 2013 and 2014 in collaboration with Lotus. Also in the GP2 series, Caterham has had a factory team. In addition, there is the Caterham Motorsport Ladder, a kind of racing program in which drivers can climb up in class.