Academy Race Package

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Top speed

116 MPH


125 BHP

Build Options


The ultimate introduction to motorsport.

The Academy Championship package is the ultimate introduction to motorsport. Available exclusively to complete novices it ensures a level playing field, guaranteeing all competitors have the same experience. This means all participants can be assured that they will be sharing their first season of motorsport with twenty-seven other drivers who have never held a racing license.

Included in the Academy package is a road-legal Caterham Seven racing car to keep, a full season of racing, technical support and all the steps a novice will have to take to get ready for their first championship. After purchasing an academy package, all drivers will take their racing driver (ARDS) tests together in February, followed by a car-control day and an exclusive circuit test day before the action begins.

The beauty of Caterham Academy is that the fun doesn’t stop after one season. Most drivers want to continue racing, and our motorsport ladder is perfectly designed to accommodate the progression. After Academy, drivers can send their car to Caterham for an upgrade, allowing them to take part exclusively in the Caterham Roadsport Championship. Following this, drivers can use their car, with the respective upgrades, to progress into the 270R and 310R championships.

  • Caterham Motorsport 1.6 Ford Sigma engine
  • Seven Academy road-legal race car
  • Fully guided entry into motorsport competition
  • Racing driving license
  • Full season race entry
  • Full season trackside technical support
  • ...I’m still buzzing

    It’s been over two weeks since I raced at Castle Combe, and I’m still buzzing.
    Car Throttle
  • Just do it!

    Just do it! The best experience of my life! Simply amazing. You will enjoy every second!
    James Fairclough, Academy 2019
  • Do not put this off, make it happen today

    Do not put this off, make it happen today as everyone deserves to enjoy this much fun, learning and camaraderie while they can!
    Dave Currey, Academy 2019
  • Engine
    Caterham-tuned Ford Sigma, 1596cc, 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated
  • Transmission
    5 speed gearbox
  • Max power

    125 bhp @ 6800 rpm

  • Max torque

    150 Nm @ 4800 rpm

  • Weight

    625kg (including driver)

  • 0-60 mph

    5.30 seconds

  • Power-to-weight

    227 bhp-per-tonne
    (specification dependent)

  • Top speed

    115 mph

  • Suspension
    Academy ‘Road & Race’ specification suspension (suitable for both road and track use)

Academy Race Package

  • Academy race car - yours to keep

  • Registration for Caterham's Academy Championship
  • Fully guided entry into motorsport and competition
  • Motorsport Association ‘Go Racing’ pack
  • BARC Race club membership

  • ARDS Racing driver licence course (single day)

  • Racing driver vision test

  • Racing driver licence
  • Exclusive pre-season track day

  • Exclusive pre-season test day
  • One championship sprint event
  • Seven championship races

  • TSL race timing transponder and initial subscription

  • Trackside technical support
  • Trackside parts store access

  • Dedicated point of contact
  • Complimentary hospitality for driver + 1

  • Guide to the Caterham Academy
  • Circuit guide
  • Caterham Motorsport jacket

  • Caterham Motorsport beanie

  • Caterham Motorsport kit bag

Wheels & tyres

  • 13” Apollo silver alloy wheels
  • Avon Academy control tyres


  • Composite race seats
  • Driver’s 6 point race harness

Chassis & Exterior

  • Windscreen
  • Weather equipment
  • Aluminium “Aero” filler cap
  • Lowered floors (includes driver and passenger side)
  • MSA approved roll cage and padding
  • Side impact protection
  • Battery master cut-off switch 

  • Sprint timing beam breaker
  • FIA approved rain light
  • MSA compliant tow straps
  • MSA fuel sampling coupling
  • Timing transponder
  • Safety marking decal pack
  • Championship sponsor decal pack
  • Caterham number squares
  • Competition numbers

Steering & Suspension

  • Momo steering wheel and quick release column
  • Adjustable ride height


  • Push button start
  • Driver’s arm restraints
  • Plumbed in fire extinguisher
Choose options and extras to make your dream Caterham:

Wheel & tyre options

  • 13” Apollo black alloy wheels

Race options

  • VBOX Video HD2 with OLED screen
  • VBOX Video Lite with OLED screen
  • VBOX Laptimer

Build options

  • Factory-built

Chassis & Exterior options

  • Half hood
  • Tonneau cover
  • Black pack

Colour options

Standard colours

Gravity black
Exocet Red
Vintage Green
Firecracker Yellow

Premium colours

Hyper Green
Gulf Blue
Black Grey
Ultra Violet
Ballistic Orange
Peppermint Green
Polar White

Exclusive colours

Viper Blue
Dark Silver
Riviera Blue
Volcano Red
Arancio Argos
Detonator Yellow
Crystaline White
Nardo Grey
Acid Green

How to buy

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