Alex Kersten 9 years ago
Euro

Caterham's Outrageous New 620R Is Definitely Not For The Faint Hearted

Fancy your Caterhams with a little more poke? How does a supercharged 7 with 311bhp sound?

Remind me later
620R 1 Caterham has revealed its most hardcore road-going model to date - the bonkers fast 620R. Powering the new model (which replaces the already blisteringly fast R500) is a supercharged 2.0-litre Ford Duratec engine, which bellows out a massive 311bhp and 219lb/ft torque. Stats? 0-60mph flashes by in 2.79 seconds and it's good for a top speed of 155mph. The 620R's weight is still undisclosed, but we're guessing the car's name - 620 - refers to its huge power-to-weight ratio; quite right that Caterham says this 'isn't a model recommended for those inexperienced in driving Caterhams', then... 620R 2 Features of the 620R include an 'air-flow optimised nose cone' and a race-developed cooling package, plus high-performance dampers, lightweight 13-inch alloys and track-focused Avon ZZR tyres. Inside the cabin, the R gets carbonfibre interior panels and dash plus carbonfibre race seats to keep weight as low as possible. 620R 3 Prices for the 620R kick off at £49,995, with first deliveries expected in September. A slightly softer S model will also make the 620 line-up this year. Until then, the Caterham 7 Supersport we tested recently will do plenty, thanks! Video