23 February 2014

The Caterham 620R packs wide-track front suspension, a supercharged 2.0-litre Ford Duratec motor producing 311bhp and 219lb ft driving the back wheels through a straight-cut, sequential six-speed gearbox and limited-slip differential.

It is a few ancillaries away from being a race car, and not much this side of a hypercar such as the Bugatti Veyron could keep pace with it. It is extreme in a way only drivers of a BAC Mono or Ariel Atom could understand.

Steve Sutcliffe puts Caterham's fastest ever road car to the test to find out if it is also its most intoxicating.

Join the debate


4 September 2013

An utterly mad car. Sadly, I have neither the money nor the skill...

4 September 2013

Call me a woosy, but I'd only drive it on a track while wearing a lid - its total lack of side-impact protection and the proliferation of slab-fronted SUVs and text-writing truckers, etc, make it way too vulnerable for public roads.
Nice vid, mind, but it's much too short Smile

4 September 2013

Seeing Steve drive this as its maker intended demonstrates how woefully lacking my skills would be in a car like this. Even after about half a million miles of normal driving I would approach this with real trepidation which would ruin the fun. Ill take the 80hp entry level option please.

21 January 2014
My car is an old Audi 80 convertible.
My Bike is a Suzuki Hayabusa.
Seems to me like the Caterham here gives car drivers a similar buzz of power to weight ratio that bikers have been getting for ages....big thumbs up.....!!!!

23 February 2014
...as something as fast as this, is really to much to handle - lest the driver has spent some quality time on track learning how to drive it, honing his reactions.

24 February 2014
The car that is,it's a Toy,only the brave and expert should drive it ,and on a track only,it's way to expensive for what it is,and you would wear a Helmet to drive it so you didn't get fly's in your mouth or broken Teeth or a Black eye from debris being kicked up in front of you.

25 February 2014
Best video reviews out there. You can string a sentence together, you can string several corners together (usually completely bonkers sideways). Love it!

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review