Caterham's fastest car used to be the R500 Superlight. The new fastest car from the UK-based company is the Seven 620R. Where the R500 uses a 263-horsepower, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, the 620R straps a supercharger onto the Ford mill, for a total of 310 horsepower and 219 pound-feet of torque. At only 1,200 pounds, that's a huge amount of thrust, and will scoot the blown Seven to 60 miles per hour in around 2.8 seconds. In short, this car, which is built in a small town in Surrey, will hit 60 in less time than most of the cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche.
Autocar was out testing it on a closed road, and if it doesn't look like the most ridiculous fun ever, you're probably reading the wrong website. The way it skitters and flies around turns and the amount of steering effort Autocar's Steve Sutcliffe puts into keeping it on the road is outstanding. The sound, meanwhile, is just addicting. And if you're wondering how fast the Caterham is in the real world, just wait until the end, when it chases down a Volkswagen GTI after a two-second head start. Scroll down for the full video from Autocar.