Watch a Caterham Do 19 Donuts in Under 60 Seconds
The current record holder for most jelly donuts eaten in one minute is Patrick Bertoletti, who stuffed three of the powdered pastries down his throat in under 60 seconds back in 2012.
Caterham has now also set a donut-related record, though one that is decidedly less caloric in nature. Driving the ultra-high performance Caterham 620R, racing driver and former Olympic track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy set the record for most donuts performed in 60 seconds at a grand total of 19. With a short wheelbase and a 310 horsepower 2.0-liter sending power to the rear wheels, the 620R was essentially made to shred its rear tires to bits.
“When we entered the Seven’s 60th anniversary celebrations we knew we wanted it to be a milestone year,” said Caterham CEO Graham MacDonald. “However, we didn’t realize it would be a record-breaking year on so many different counts. Topping off the year, after such a strong sales performance, with a record from an Olympic icon is quite a way to round it all off.”
Caterham has had quite the year in 2017. In addition to setting this cheeky record, the manufacturer also introduced the retro-inspired Seven Sprint this year, along with the closely related Seven Supersprint. The Seven also sold a record number of cars on the year of its 60th birthday, with Caterham taking 600 orders for the bug-eyed track special in the first 10 months of 2017. Not bad for a pensioner.
Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.
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