Caterham Seven 620R

Caterham Seven 620R
The new 311bhp supercharged 620R is an ideal choice for those seeking to hunt down supercars on track

Remember a Caterham Seven called the R600? We drove it in December 2012, in Lincolnshire on a damp track. Less than perfect conditions in which to try a supercharged lightweight racing car. But even then, Caterham talked about making a roadgoing variant of the 2.0-litre racer. This, the 620R, is it.Caterham had messed with artificial aspiration before, but never really made it work. It’s hard to get a blown engine cooled in such a tight engine bay, and a turbo doesn’t have the ideal response for a lightweight car anyway. But this time, they said, they thought they’d cracked it.And they have. The Caterham 620R is the road variant of that track car, although it is still fairly track-ish. There’ll be a softer set-up 620S later.

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