British automaker Caterham has introduced the 620R which serves as the company’s new range-topping model since it will be replacing the R500 model in the firm’s lineup. It will be shown to the public for the first time this weekend during the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Power comes exclusively from a Ford Duratec 2.0-liter supercharged engine outputting 311 bhp (232 kW) at 7,700 rpm and a peak torque of 296 Nm (219 lb-ft) at 7,350 rpm. Thanks to this configuration, the 2013 Caterham 620R will perform the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint in just 2.79 seconds.
The vehicle benefits from a De Dion rear suspension and has a gunmetal chassis, together with a new nose cone for better airflow. Other highlights include a race-spec cooling system and 13-inch rims wrapped around in Avon ZZR tires. On the inside we find carbon fiber panels, Q/R race-spec steering wheel and race seats.
Pricing begins at 49,995 pounds so it is 7,500 pounds more expensive than the aforementioned R500.