British sports car maker Caterham has unveiled its new Seven 620R before the car’s official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It is being said that the latest version of the popular sportscar is the most hard-core Seven ever and is powered by a revised 2.0 liter Ford Duratec engine that has a max power output of 310bhp and a peak torque figure of 219lb-ft. Combined with a car that is as lighter than your average Japanese tinbox, the motor offers a performance that brings words like ballistic to your mind.
For the figure hungry, allow me the pleasure to inform you that the car can dismiss 96kmph from standstill in just 2.79 seconds, enough to horrify that Bugatti Veyron in front of you. However, the car has a much lower top speed of 155 mph.
The 620R will replace the legendary Superlight R500. The new car comes with a unique gunmetal chassis, an air-flow optimised nose cone and a race-developed cooling package. The car also gets De Dion rear suspension, wide track front suspension, 13-inch wheels, and Avon ZZR tyres.
The interiors get carbon fiber race seats, some more carbon all over the cockpit and the Q/R race steering wheel.
The Caterham Seven 620R will go on sale for a price £49,995.
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- 2.0-litre Ford Duratec (supercharged)
- 6-speed sequential transmission with flat-shift
- Limited slip differential
- Unique gunmetal chassis
- Carbon-fibre wings
- Air flow optimized nose cone
- Race developed cooling package
- De-Dion rear suspension with high performance dampers
- Wide track front suspension with high performance dampers
- Ventilated front discs and quad piston calipers
- Carbon-fibre interior panels and dash
- Carbon-fibre race seats
- Lightweight 13” alloy wheels with Avon ZZR tyres; 185/55R13 front and 215/55R13 rear
- 4 point race harness
- Q/R Race steering wheel
- High performance focused instrumentation and ergonomic switchgear
- Toggle switch ignition
- Sequential shift lights
- Carbon aero screen
- Black pack