Caterham will present at the Goodwood Festival of Speed the most powerful model in range, based on the legendary Lotus Seven chassis: we are talking about the new Caterham 620R of 311 horsepower.
Caterham has released the first images of the most powerful model in the range, based on the Lotus Seven chassis. It is called Caterham 620R and replaces the R500 model, which until recently was the top range of the sports cars manufacturer from Albion.
Caterham 620R – Design & Engine & Price
Caterham 620R will be officially presented to the public at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which takes place this weekend (July 12 -14).
The new Caterham R 620 is powered by a 2.0-liter Ford Duratec supercharged engine, modified to develop 311 horsepower at 7,700 rpm and 219 pound-feet of torque (296 Nm) at 7,350 rpm. Combined with the 540 kilograms (1,190 lbs) weight of the car, the new Caterham 620R accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 2.8 seconds.
Visually, the new Caterham 620R has a unique style, the front being redesigned to optimize the engine cooling. To efficiently transmit the power to the wheels, the powerful 620R uses 13-inch rims with Avon ZZR tires. The interior is spartan, but has received carbon fiber inserts and a Q/R racing wheel, plus clamshell seats.
Caterham 620R price will start from GBP 49,995 VAT included (€ 58,000 / $ 74,600), making it more expensive with GBP 7,500 (€ 8,700 / $ 11,200) than the Caterham R500. Sales will start later this year.
Caterham Cars will launch its most extreme Seven to date at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend (July 12-14).
As the lightweight sportscar manufacturer celebrates 40 years of developing and building the Seven, Caterham is re-inventing the already enviable parameters of its iconic model, with the Seven 620R setting a new benchmark in outrageous performance.
Caterham F1 Team driver Charles Pic will drive the 620R up the famous Goodwood hill at the Festival of Speed, as will Caterham F1 Team reserve driver and Caterham Racing GP2 driver, Alexander Rossi.
“The R500 claimed its place in motoring history as a benchmark for lightweight sportscar performance but this new vehicle pushes the boundaries even further.
“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.”
“The Seven 620R is an extreme piece of kit,” concludes Macdonald. “We know there is demand for cars that re-write the rules of performance and, if you’re brave enough to take it on, the 620R will be an enormously rewarding, fun car to pilot.”
Caterham 620R Wallpaper [photo gallery]
Caterham 620R via Caterham