Caterham unveiled ahead of 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed its most extreme Seven to date, the 620R. According to the official press release, the new Caterham Seven 620R is powered by a newly-engineered 2.0-liter Duratec engine made by Ford, which delivers 310 hp and 219 lb-ft of torque. As a result, the new Seven 620R zooms from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 2.79 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph or 250 km/h.
Besides the improved engine, the new Caterham 620R features other enhancements such as a unique gunmetal chassis, an air-flow optimised nose cone and a race-developed cooling package. Moreover, we find De Dion rear suspension and wide track front suspension units complemented by high-performance dampers all round, and 13-inch alloy wheels wrapped in track-inspired Avon ZZR tyres.
The interior shows more improvements as we find performance-focused instrumentation and ergonomic switchgear, but also carbon fiber interior panels and dash plus carbon fibre race seats and a Q/R race steering wheel.
The launch edition of the Seven 620 features the sportier ‘R’ pack, but Caterham will also offer a slightly less hardcore ‘S’ pack, which harnesses all the power of the original but offers a little more accessibility. The Caterham Seven 620S will be launched later this year. The Caterham Seven 620R starts at £49,995 (incl VAT) fully built.