The most hardcore production Seven ever built for the road, the new range-topping 620R will be gracing Goodwood with its presence this weekend.
Caterham has its sights set on the mainstream car market but in the meantime it will continue to concentrate on what it’s best at: creating track weapons. And its latest model – the Caterham 620R – is the most powerful road-going car the British marque has ever built. Ousting the Superlight R500 as Caterham’s top of the line model, the new range-topping 7 boasts a newly-engineered, 2.0-liter supercharged Ford Duratec engine good for 310 horsepower that delivers a kick-in-the-back 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds and top speed of 155 mph.
To keep things characteristically minimalist and lightweight, Caterham has opted for a unique gunmetal chassis, air-flow optimized nose cone, a race-developed cooling package, De Dion suspension, 13-inch lightweight alloys, and a carbon-fiber clad interior with performance-focused instrumentation and Q/R race steering wheel. Goodwood FoS goers will get to see the 620R in action as it sprints up the Goodwood Hill this weekend before it hits the showroom priced at £49,995 fully built. A less hardcore 620S will be launched later in the year.