Extreme Caterham Seven 620R Set for 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed

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    Caterham Seven 620R Picture

    The Caterham Seven 620R will be unleashed at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. | July 10, 2013

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Just the Facts:
  • The Caterham Seven 620R will be unleashed at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
  • The Seven 620R is the most hard-core production Seven ever built for the road.
  • The car is priced at the U.S. equivalent of $74,416.

CRAWLEY, England — Caterham has a new road-going hero and it's called the Caterham Seven 620R. The car will make its formal debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Caterham Seven 620R is priced at the U.S. equivalent of $74,416.

Caterham has built a number of raw, ultra-fast Sevens over the years with the Superlight R500 hitherto the hard-core hero.

Now comes the 620R to top the Seven range, which, in Caterham's words, will set "a new benchmark in outrageous performance."

Power comes from a freshly developed Ford Duratec supercharged 2.0-liter engine, tuned for 310 horsepower. This gives the car more power than any previous incarnation of the Seven, the company says. Acceleration is phenomenal, with zero-to-60-mph acceleration in less than 2.8 seconds.

Caterham has created the 620R around a unique gunmetal chassis, with race-developed cooling package and air-flow optimized air cone. Track-inspired Avon ZZR tires are also part of the package.

Later this year, Caterham will add a less-hard-core 620S spin-off, while at the other end of the scale, a completely new, small-engine, entry-level Seven will be unveiled in just a few weeks' time.

First deliveries of the Caterham Seven 620R are expected later this year.

Edmunds says: The Caterham creatives have done it again with the 620R, which the company says is "an extreme bit of kit."

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