British lightweight sports car manufacturer Caterham Cars presents the 2015 Caterham Seven 620 R. Inspired by vintage styling and embodying the car maker’s emphasis on simplicity and overall lightness, the latest Caterham model sports no airbags, no electronic aids, no telematics, no radio, and weighs a mere 1,200 lbs.
“So the R500 was the best and fastest car we have made. It won more praise, awards and automotive group tests than we could even begin to mention here. It topped lap times charts, set a performance car bench mark and generally intimidated supercars. It was, by all accounts, a very succesful product. But times change, and having “enough power” is no longer enough. Performance barriers are a moving target and since the R500 was launched, the world caught up and in some cases moved the game on“, stated Caterham Cars earlier this month. “The new Caterham Seven 620 R features a wide range of performance enhancements that will see it surpass the R500’s legendary status and then some. By harnessing the technical prowess, sheer desire, experience and all round know-how of our crack team of engineers we’ve created a monster. A very special monster. Lurking at the heart of the car is the same 2.0 litre engine as found in the R500. Except we Supercharged it. That’s right, we have done the automotive equivalent of attaching a rocket to a missile. We’ve taken something really fast and made it really fast. Delivering a mighty 310bhp and a huge amount of torque, the 620 R is equipped with the sort of performance that is very hard to explain within the constraints of the English language or the laws of physics“, they continued.
Furthermore, the car has been developed and honed to not only be capable of withstanding the power, but to harness it. With a entirely new sequential gearbox and uprated drive train coupled to newly developed suspension components the 620 R delivers more feel and handles better than anything they have ever built.
In other words, the result is an immaculate drive as a 310 horsepower to a 1,200 lbs car provides better power-to-weight ratio than a Bugatti Veyron or the McLaren F1.
The Seven 620 R is available as a factory built car only, hand-built by their skilled team at our factory in Dartford, Kent.