Caterham has revealed its 2013 620R, which will make its official public debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The 620R will be replacing the British automaker’s R500 and is powered by a 2.0-liter, Duratec four-cylinder engine sourced from Ford. It’s the same supercharged powerplant that Caterham used in its R400 and R500 models, but has been tuned to 311 horsepower and 219 lb-ft of torque in this iteration.
“The Seven 620R is an extreme piece of kit,” said Caterham Cars CEO Graham Macdonald. “We know there is demand for cars that rewrite the rules of performance and, if you’re brave enough to take it on, the 620R will be an enormously rewarding, fun car to pilot.”
That means the 620R is the most powerful Caterham road production vehicle yet, and with it weighing in at under a scant 1,200 pounds, it’ll bullet its way to 60 mph in just 2.79 seconds. Aerodynamic enhancements has been implemented on the 620R’s design with its nose cone reshaped to optimize airflow around the car for cooling purposes. The interior also receives carbon fiber panels, a Q/R steering wheel, while it’ll roll on 13-inch wheels.
Pricing is around $75,000 (£49,995) and the 620R will go on sale later this year. Later on, an “S” variant will be added to the lineup that according to the automaker, “harnesses all the power of the original but offers a little more accessibility.”
If the 620R is too rich for your blood, Caterham is working on an entry-level Seven sports car that will be priced for under $25,800 (£17,000).
GALLERY: 2013 Caterham 620R
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