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Caterham to unveil most powerful Seven at Goodwood

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Text: AutoIndustriya.com Team / Photos: Caterham Press | posted July 10, 2013 15:42

Caterham Seven 620R packs a 310 bhp

Caterham Cars will launch its most powerful Seven to date at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, July 12-14, 2013. Caterham will set a new benchmark with the Seven 620R which packs 310 bhp and can send the 620R from a standstill to 100 km/h in under 2.8 seconds.

The Caterham Seven 620R is equipped with a newly-engineered, two-liter supercharged Ford Duratec engine that pumps out 310bhp and is capable of speeds up to 249.45 km/h replacing the Superlight R500’s record.

At its debut at Goodwood, Caterham F1 Team Driver Charles Pic will drive it up the Goodwood hill together with team reserve driver Alexander Rossi.

“The 620R is the most hardcore production Seven ever built for the road. The R500 claimed its place in motoring history as a benchmark for lightweight sportscar performance but this new vehicle pushes the boundaries even further.” Said Graham Macdonald, Caterham Cars CEO.

Caterham Seven 620R

The car features a unique gunmetal chassis, an air-flow optimised nose cone and a race-developed cooling package. De Dion rear suspension and wide track front suspension units are complemented by high-performance dampers all round, while the car sits on lightweight, 13” alloy wheels fitted with track-inspired Avon ZZR tyres.

In the cockpit, there are more noticeable improvements, with features including performance-focused instrumentation and ergonomic switchgear. Meanwhile, carbon fiber interior panels and dash plus carbon fiber race seats and a Q/R race steering wheel complete the sports feel to the interior.

“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.” Added Macdonald

The Caterham Seven 620R is priced at £49,995 (PHP 3,225,506.97)