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Caterham Seven Lambretta Special Edition

 Caterham Seven Lambretta Special Edition
Caterham Seven Lambretta Special Edition 20.04.2010

English car company Caterham Cars will be releasing a special edition of the Caterham Seven later this year.  The specialized automaker joined up with English fashion company Lambretta Clothing (named after the scooters) to create a new look for their version of the Lotus 7.

It's a look that, sadly, would make any Austin Powers fan proud, with colors and livery inspired by the Union Jack flag of the United Kingdom.  The exterior matches the interior, where the red, white, and blue colors can be found along the carpeting, dashboard, leather seating, and the trunk.

 "Designing the exterior and interior of a car is an entirely different challenge to our core business of fashion and accessories, but there are clearly some shared philosophies between the two companies, which made this collaboration so exciting," said Lambretta exec Rob Harmer.  His company's badge can be seen right in front of the passenger seat.

The Caterham Seven Lambretta Special Edition is now available for order.  It carries a £26,995 price tag, including taxes.  Would you buy this car, or is it a bit too silly?  Let us know what you think below.

LAMBRETTA'S TAKE ON A CATERHAM SEVEN

Caterham Cars has teamed up with another iconic British company, Lambretta Clothing, to give its legendary Seven sportscar a visual overhaul for a unique 2010 Special Edition.

The British-owned fashion label, which is based in London's famous Carnaby Street, has drawn on its characteristic flair and rich heritage in popular culture to create a bespoke, custom-tailored Caterham, which screams ‘Britannia'.

The body paint, decals and livery leave you in no doubt of its geographic heritage with the Union Jack's unmistakable hue of red, white and blue dressing the paintwork.

Naturally, the theme continues inside with a matching colour scheme spanning the leather seats, dash, carpets and boot. Hand-stitched seat piping, embossed Lambretta motifs and a stylish Moto-Lita steering wheel finish the interior detailing.

Under the skin, the engineering is pure Caterham.

Powered by a 1.6-litre Ford Sigma engine, which pushes out 125bhp, the Lambretta Special Edition can call upon 120lbs ft of torque to propel its lightweight frame to 60mph in six seconds. The marriage of a quick-fire five-speed gearbox, with a purposeful chassis, provides the responsiveness and handling characteristics every Seven is famous for.

Available immediately, the Caterham Seven Lambretta Special Edition is priced at £26,995 OTR.

Lambretta's managing director, Rob Harmer explained: "Designing the exterior and interior of a car is an entirely different challenge to our core business of fashion and accessories, but there are clearly some shared philosophies between the two companies, which made this collaboration so exciting."

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TheAlchemist
I'd love one...how much for a new paint job?
Apr 22, 2010 3:49 am
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xmizanx
this car is awesome
Apr 21, 2010 11:31 am
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torefor
As a non-british I think this is more than a bit silly. It might be a nice arrival for a clown, though, even if it would be a bit impractical wearing a clown hat.
Apr 21, 2010 6:07 am
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torefor
As a non-british I think this is more than a bit silly. It might be a nice arrival for a clown, though, even if it would be a bit impractical wearing a clown hat.
Apr 21, 2010 5:47 am
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Bristol411S3
A bit overwhelming. And why is a new model wearing year old licence plates? By the way, it's the Union Flag. It's only a Union Jack if flown at sea. :-)
Apr 20, 2010 7:16 pm
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