The Caterham 620R is one of the world's most extreme lightweight sports cars ever built. Steve Sutcliffe puts it to the test.

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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. The fastest Caterham road car ever is also one of the most intoxicating.

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Comments

    • Chubby Catfish
      Chubby Catfish

      Isn't saying the Caterham slays a Volkswagen Golf a bit like saying a Ferrari slays a Ford Focus?

      about 8 days ago
    • King Brilliant
      King Brilliant

      i want one, i want one, i want one, i want one, i want one, i want one...

      about 8 days ago
    • greg taylor
      greg taylor

      £50,000 for a glorified - albeit slower - go-kart??? Hmmm, I'm sure some idiot will be duped by this nonsense.

      about 10 days ago
    • Paul white
      Paul white

      Yes it destroys a Golf GTI . But ask yourself which one would you rather shag in the back of ?

      about 15 days ago
    • C439672-D
      C439672-D

      Needs more "POWER"!! It looks fun though but it's butt ugly. Come on Caterham, bout time for a facelift and that ass.

      about 17 days ago
    • Liam Casey
      Liam Casey

      Keep in mind that GTR with the same power to weight would have around 1030bhp.

      about 28 days ago
    • andycov01
      andycov01

      a motorcycle on 4 wheels

      about 1 month ago
    • chris 1
      chris 1

      50K WTF

      about 2 months ago
    • Vehicle Restoration
      Vehicle Restoration

      Ex-Driver!!! 😂

      about 2 months ago
    • Jose María Ariño
      Jose María Ariño

      Tracciona como el culo.
      Reparto de pesos erroneo!

      about 3 months ago
    • Nik Anak SangBapa
      Nik Anak SangBapa

      Wear a helmet

      about 3 months ago
    • Graham Reeve
      Graham Reeve

      What's the nonsense about a GTI. Of course it's quicker

      about 3 months ago
    • JonPlopp
      JonPlopp

      Why do such fuckin' wallies do these 'tests'?!

      about 4 months ago
    • Nico Meier
      Nico Meier

      Comparing this to a Golf GTI is........rubbish.
      You should compare it to something equal like the Ariel Atom.

      about 4 months ago
    • Chris Burn
      Chris Burn In reply to Nico Meier

      You do know the point of the comparison was to show the speed relative to what most people might experience as a "fast" car right? Putting it against an atom just shows two insane cars that 99% of people will never experience, which is pretty much pointless on film.

      about 3 months ago
    • Supercar Qatar
      Supercar Qatar

      Sod the helmet!
      Get me a nappy!!!!😂

      about 4 months ago
    • SvenTviking
      SvenTviking

      If it’s a sequential gearbox you can change clutchless on the way UP, not on the way down, as long as you take your foot off the throttle momentarily. You gotta blip it to go down, and that means clutch.

      about 4 months ago
    • No one You know
      No one You know

      Wouldn't you expect a caterham to eat a golf for breakfast anyway?

      about 5 months ago
    • John Flinn
      John Flinn

      A Lotus Super 7 on steroids.

      about 5 months ago
    • osvaldo ortiz
      osvaldo ortiz

      That's a lotus 7 not a golf gti

      about 5 months ago
    • James Hugh Leslie
      James Hugh Leslie

      Deer hunting and recovery from helicopters

      about 5 months ago
    • ginganz13
      ginganz13

      Hahahahaha - the top trumps fantasy race against a golf....FFS - Im amazed he took his hand off his dick long enough to change gear. What's the real world situation, both of them are stuck in traffic or 20 places back at the lights behind a queue of brain dead cagers...

      about 5 months ago
    • spiderman01980
      spiderman01980

      I wish they stopped saying that the 620R is Caterhams fastest ever built, it's not, the Levante is.
      Producing 500hp with a power to weight ratio of nearly 1000hp limited to 150mph

      about 6 months ago
    • Lucas D
      Lucas D

      "No other car in the world is like this.."
      Ariel Atom "hold my beer".

      about 6 months ago
    • Hans Wurst
      Hans Wurst

      Don't buy it....it's just to scary to drive...you will lose every girl which you take for a ride with this thing.

      about 7 months ago
    • Ray mo
      Ray mo

      I had a 200hp Seven in France, what a machine in the twisties

      about 7 months ago
    • I M
      I M

      Is this legal ?

      about 9 months ago
    • Car Home
      Car Home

      That was Damm fast man

      about 9 months ago
    • doyle201206
      doyle201206

      Beats a VW Golf?, try living with it as a sole motor between November and March and see if you want a Golf then.

      about 9 months ago
    • Tom F
      Tom F

      4:25. Well my R1 did 101 in first gear ;-)

      about 9 months ago
    • ILike Zappa
      ILike Zappa

      You had better know what you are doing or they will be scraping you off a tree .................

      about 9 months ago