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Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
Segment: Roadster & Convertible

The Lotus Seven built by the British company for twenty years between 1952 and 1972 didn't die.

It just got better and faster in the shape of the Caterham, and the 2013 620R is a quick and solid proof.

When Lotus built the original Seven, it thought that all a driver need is an engine, a chassis, a gearbox, and a seat. Due to regulations, it installed the headlights, a windshield, and a bodywork so the vehicle should look like a vehicle. Caterham bought the license for the famous British roadster and continued to build with different engines and newer technologies.

The 620R for the Seven was introduced in 2013 and its look was a clear statement of performance. It was a true driver's car with minimal or no compromises. The shape was the same with a long hood when compared to the rest of the car, an air-intake on the hood and two exposed round headlights mounted on rods. The exposed double-wishbone front suspension and the big 7 on the grille were part of the design appeal.

It is hard to say that the Seven had an interior design. It had two seats in a tiny cockpit and no windshield. It had some wind deflectors, just for a better look. The carbon-fiber panel from left to right in front of the driver was also the instrument panel. On the high center tunnel, the manufacturer installed the gear-stick for the sequential gearbox. The seats were tight and should have been custom made for the buyer.

The engine was a two-liter supercharged unit that offered 310 hp on a car that weighed 545 kg (1201 lbs). That led to a staggering power-to-weight ratio of 568 hp/tonne.

CATERHAM Seven 620 R 2013 - Present 5 Photos
CATERHAM Seven 620 R (2013 - Present)CATERHAM Seven 620 R (2013 - Present)CATERHAM Seven 620 R (2013 - Present)CATERHAM Seven 620 R (2013 - Present)CATERHAM Seven 620 R (2013 - Present)
CATERHAM Seven 620 R 2013 - Present
  1 gasoline engine
  • R 2.0 Duratec (314 HP)

CATERHAM Seven 620 R R 2.0 Duratec (314 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  R 2.0 Duratec (314 HP)
Cylinders
4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
231 KW @ 7700 RPM
314 HP @ 7700 RPM
310 BHP @ 7700 RPM
Torque
219 lb-ft @ 7350 RPM
297 Nm @ 7350 RPM
Fuel System
Direct injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
2.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated discs
Rear
Discs
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1202 lbs (545 kg)
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