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.


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      Patrick Johnson
      • 1 Year Ago
      "A man has to know his limitations." Dirty Harry. I will never have one of those, because I would have it in one piece for about 20 minutes (if that long), and then I would be in the hospital or the morgue. Looks like crazy fun!
        ssbjohn
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Patrick Johnson
        but what an insane 20 minutes it would be
        angelalvalois
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Patrick Johnson
        I'd rather be totally alive for 20 minutes, than fearing death for 80 years.
          superchan7
          • 1 Year Ago
          @angelalvalois
          That's a little dramatic. Just because I didn't buy a Caterham doesn't mean I lived like a chicken for 80 years.
      angelalvalois
      • 1 Year Ago
      Where are the 50 posts here from the whiny Prius driving safety nazis?
      methos1999
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not sure how much the 620R would go for USD, but the Superlight R500 is $61,057, so it doesn't look like I'll be able to afford one of these anytime soon :-(
        Bader
        • 1 Year Ago
        @methos1999
        they said 50K british pounds, which is around 85K USD give or take.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        Stephen
        • 1 Year Ago
        So does your hair. Wait that's just as stupid a comment. I say this because your comment is way to vague. What is it about the current GTI that you think sucks. If you are saying it sucks compared to the Caterham then we can all discount your comment because they are completely different cars. They only use it as an aid to show just how quick the 7 is. If you are saying the GTI 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds is bad what are you comparing it to and what are you expecting? A comment like that will always get a down grade unless you take the time to give your reasoning.
      Cayman
      • 1 Year Ago
      Actually, I didn't think the car was built in Surrey, it's built in your garage. I didn't think they sold completed cars (but I could be wrong).
        Narom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cayman
        They've been selling completed cars for decades.
          Robin
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Narom
          In the UK, you can buy Sevens as kits or complete cars, but I don't think they offer all of the cars as kits, only the basic versions. Could be wrong.
      edward.stallings
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love it! Totally cool! It would be very reasonably priced if not for British tax suckage - thanks to socialists.
      Johnfatl
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think they sell them as kits in the US only to conform to DOT and EPA regulations
      icemilkcoffee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now that is a bucket list car!
      johnb
      • 1 Year Ago
      that's just stupid fun. imagine trackday in a car like this.
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