Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Seán Ward0
Caterham Unveils the Most Powerful Seven Ever
Caterham has been building the Seven for decades with a very simple recipe: small power, small weight, big speed. Well now they’ve decided that what the Seven needs most of all is more power, so at Goodwood this week they’ll be unveiling the most powerful Seven ever, with 310 bhp.
Called the 620R, prices will start from £49,995, with customers available to place orders now for the first deliveries at around October.
But what about performance? Well, not only is this the most powerful Seven ever made but, as you’d expect, it’s now the fastest. 0-60 mph, it’s claimed, will take 2.8 seconds or less, and the car will power on to the top speed of 155 mph.
As well as 310 bhp, you get 219 lb/ft of torque from the 2.0 litre Ford supercharged engine, and while Caterham haven’t confirmed it yet, expect the whole car to weigh less than 500 kg.
Caterham Car’s CEO Graham Macdonald said the “620R is the most hardcore production Seven ever built for the road. 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.
“If you’re brave enough to take it on, the 620R will be an enormously rewarding, fun car.”
As well as comical 13” wheels, you get carbon fibre bucket seats, a carbon interior, and a Q/R race steering wheel.
The 620R will be on show at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, blasting up the hill in the trusty hands of Caterham F1 driver Charles Pic and reserve driver Alexander Rossi.