Caterham CDX Limited Edition: first pictures

Published: 10 June 2008

Caterham has returned to its K-series roots with a new version of its Seven, dubbed the CDX Limited Edition. Not a catchy moniker perhaps, but the new car has been built to commemorate 15 years of the Caterham Driving Experience (CDX) – the track days where you can drift or slalom a Seven.

So what's new on the limited edition Caterham CDX? 

As well as the gloss black paint, plus decals along the sides mimicking the CDX cars, the big news is the return of the K-series powerplant delivering 135bhp through a five-speed ‘box.

Caterham decided this would be the best use of the K-series engines it has left. There are no performance figures as yet, but expect a 0-60mph time of under six seconds and a 115mph top speed. The exhaust also moves back to the left-hand side, whereas on the new Ford-powered cars it exits on the right.

Why else should I be tempted to buy one?

Only 20 will be made, so you're unlikely to see another CDX on the road, plus Caterham says over £2k worth of extras are included in the £17,495 component price – it's £20,495 if you want the car built by the factory. Those extras include a limited slip diff', weather protection and a starter button. Sounds perfect for the summer.