No British motor show would be complete without a nuts and bolts British supercar! At the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 we have exactly that in the Caterham Seven 620R. It replaces the superlight Caterham Seven R500 as the fastest Cateham model to leave the factory. Fitting then that it should be celebrated at an event titled Festival of Speed!
The new car has an output of 311hp at 7,700rpm and a maximum torque of 219lbsft at 7,350rpm thanks to the supercharged 2.0 liter Ford Duratec engine. It gets a 6-speed sequential transmission and a limited slip differential to help control the power. Performance figures are in the region of naught to 97km/h in just 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 250km/h.
The car sits on a unique gunmetal chassis with carbon-fibre wings and air flow optimized nose cone. There is also a race developed cooling package, the entire car rides on De-Dion rear suspension with high performance dampers and wide track front suspension with high performance dampers.
The cost of one of these is £49,995. It will go on sale alongside the free Limited Edition Pack offer for all Caterham models to celebrate the 40th anniversary. To find out more about the Caterham Seven 620R, click through to our earlier article.