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Caterham Seven 620R to debut at Goodwood

The new Caterham Seven 620R will launch at this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed, as the car maker celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Seven.

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The Seven 620R will feature a new, supercharged 2.0-litre Ford engine, lighting up the car’s rear wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox.

The engine produces 231kW of power and 297Nm of torque, propelling the Caterham to 100km/h in under 2.8 seconds, and on to a top speed of 250km/h.

There is no word yet on the car’s exact weight, but given it’s a Caterham, it will be no heavyweight.

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Other enhancements making their debut on the 620R version of the Seven include a gunmetal chassis, improved front-end aerodynamics and new, adjustable double wishbone front suspension.

The car will sit on 13” alloy wheels fitted with track-ready Avon ZZR tyres.

In what may be a surprise for 620R owners, the car’s cabin comfort is said to have been improved, with new instrumentation and switchgear, as well as carbonfibre trim for the dash and race seats.

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“The Seven 620R is an extreme piece of Kit”, said Caterham CEO Graham MacDonald.

“If you’re brave enough to take it on, the 620R will be an enormously rewarding, fun car to pilot.”

The Seven 620R has been priced at £49,995 (AU$80,880), with deliveries expected to begin later this year.