The Latest Addition to the Legendary Caterham Seven Series
Based in Sussex, England, Caterham Cars was founded in 1973. Not coincidentally, this was the same year the company purchased the rights to the (then Lotus) Seven. The company was established for the specific purpose of creating lightweight, high performance sports cars. The company specializes in manufacturing Formula 1 vehicles, so acceleration and speed are often the focus of Caterham’s cars. This is especially true of the Caterham Seven.
For the greater part of automotive history, Roll-Royce has been one of the most widely revered names in automotive manufacturing. As a testament to the company’s reliability and reputation, the British military employed Rolls-Royce in creating engines and vehicles for the both the land and the air for each world war. Now owned by German automotive geniuses BMW, Rolls-Royce still operates out of England.
Caterham Seven 620-R Features
Weighing just 1,135 pounds, the Caterham Seven 620-R is an extremely lightweight sports car. The Caterham Seven was first produced in 1973, though it is essentially a mildly modified version of the Lotus Seven. The Lotus Seven was produced by English automotive manufacturer Lotus Cars from the mid 1950s through the early 1970s when the rights to the vehicle were purchased by fellow English manufacturers Caterham.
The 2015 Caterham Seven 620 is a roadster that is capable of putting up performance numbers that surpass the potential of nearly every other Caterham vehicle produced in the company’s 40+ year existence. The 620-R has a 0-60 time of 2.8 seconds, an impressive statistic to say the least. The car’s top speed is 155 miles per hour, which is rather impressive considering the car’s 2 liter engine. The Ford Duratec engine is small, lightweight, and extremely powerful for its size.