I decided the Automobilista crew weren’t going to have all the fun with the crazy Caterham 620R and so I took the Caterham Academy mod for AC to ‘Rift Racer Tuning’ with the hopes of turning it into a 620R.
The new Caterham Seven 620R features a wide range of performance enhancements that will see it surpass the R500’s legendary status and then some. By harnessing the technical prowess, sheer desire, experience and all round know-how of our crack team of engineers we’ve created a very special and awe-inspiring car.
Lurking at the heart of the car is the same 2.0 litre engine as found in the R500. Except we Supercharged it. That’s right, we have done the automotive equivalent of attaching a rocket to a missile. We’ve taken something really fast and made it really fast. Delivering a mighty 310bhp and a huge amount of torque, the 620R is equipped with the sort of performance that is very hard to explain within the constraints of the English language or the laws of physics.
Furthermore, the car has been developed and honed to not only be capable of withstanding the power, but to harness it. With a entirely new sequential gearbox and uprated drive train coupled to newly developed suspension components the 620R delivers more feel and handles better than anything we’ve ever built. We’re rather proud of it. All this is coupled with weight saving measures and ergonomical improvements wherever possible, which has delivered a car that is truly at the top of its game. Hold on tight…