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  • So this is the new Caterham Seven 620R. It costs £50,000. It's got 311 horsepower and

  • like most sevens, it weighs not a lot more than half a ton.

  • That gives it 600-odd horsepower per ton. And let me tell you, that feels crackers.

  • Oh, it's just nuts driving this car. You get flies in your teeth. You get stones in your

  • forehead. You cannot hear a thing because of this exhaust pipe that sits here. But I

  • don't care about any of that because it's absolutely raving wonderful.

  • There's a sequential gearbox so flat shifts on the way up, and they say you don't even

  • need to use the clutch on the way down, although you can use the clutch.

  • It stops on a sixpence. And it goes around corners just like the world's most fantastic

  • highly powered unhinged go-cart.

  • Oh, look at this.

  • [laughter]

  • You really do have to recalibrate your brain when you drive a car like this. The acceleration

  • is so intense. I mean. We'll show you in a bit what this thing can do to a Golf GTI in

  • a straight line.

  • But yeah, I mean, 911 turbos, Aventadors, you name it. Anything thing this side of a

  • Veyron would not see which way this thing had gone up to about 90, 100 miles an hour.

  • Caterham claims that the 0 to 60 time in this thing is either 2.8 or 2.7 seconds, which

  • is very, very, very fast considering it's rear wheel drive.

  • This is what that looks like.

  • And it will do 60 in first gear.

  • For a certain type of person who, let's face it, has rather a lot of money to spend on

  • a toy, there's nothing quite like this. It's fantastically unhinged.

  • And if you can afford one, do. No other car in the world is like this.

  • Okay, so you want to know just how fast the new supercharged 620R really is. Well, the

  • Golf GTI gets a two second head start here. But by the time it reaches 70 miles an hour,

  • the Caterham, as you can see, is all over it

  • and it goes past doing about 110. And the new GTI, remember, is not slow.

  • The Caterham 620R. What a weapon.

So this is the new Caterham Seven 620R. It costs £50,000. It's got 311 horsepower and

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Caterham 620R slays Volkswagen Golf GTI - Caterham's fastest ever road car tested

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    Dalian   posted on 2014/12/12
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