Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine The basic external design of these two is, unsurprisingly, pretty much the same, as Caterham have been building their updated version of the Lotus Seven now for over forty years. The standard model offered here has full windscreen and GKN wheels, typical fitment in the 1980s. The screen frame is very chunky on this version and the wheels are a bit shiny too. The JPE (Jonathan Palmer Evolution) version of the car was made in small numbers in the mid-1990s and under the skin was a 2-litre Vauxhall engine tuned to produce nearly 250bhp. Carbon fibre was used extensively to get the body weight down and on the model we see plenty of exposed carbon including for the little wind deflector that serves in place of a windscreen on the white car, though curiously on the version with the excellent carbon pattern nose and wheel arches, the deflector is just painted black.
Very well finished, generally accurate die-casts. 1:43rd subjects usually kerbside. 1:18th feature opening panels and a fair level of engine detail. Made in Japan.
Caterham Super 7 JPE model by Kyosho
White with Orange stripe.
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