Caterham cars have used the Goodwood Festival of Speed as the platform from which to launch their most powerful model yet.
The Caterham Seven 620R will be driven round the Goodwood Estate and up the famous Hill Climb by none other than Caterham F1 Team driver Charles Pic, as will Caterham F1 Team reserve driver and Caterham Racing GP2 driver, Alexander Rossi.
Caterham Cars CEO, Graham Macdonald, said:
“The 620R is the most hardcore production Seven ever built for the road.
“The R500 claimed its place in motoring history as a benchmark for lightweight sportscar performance but this new vehicle pushes the boundaries even further.
“While I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this car for those inexperienced in driving Caterhams, we always ensure that even our fastest cars retain the manageable delivery of power that makes them accessible, despite the daunting statistics.”
“The Seven 620R is an extreme piece of kit. We know there is demand for cars that re-write the rules of performance and, if you’re brave enough to take it on, the 620R will be an enormously rewarding, fun car to pilot.”
A newly-engineered, two-litre supercharged Ford Duratec engine pumps out 310bhp, giving what the Caterham team are calling a “kick in the back”.
The 620R does 155 mph and 0-60mph in under 2.8 seconds. The car sits on lightweight, 13” alloy wheels fitted with track-inspired Avon ZZR tyres.
The launch edition of the Seven 620 features the sportier ‘R’ pack, and a more accesible ‘S’ pack. Orders are now being taken for the Caterham Seven 620R, with first deliveries expected later this year. The Caterham Seven 620R is priced at £49,995 (incl VAT) fully built.