The Caterham 620R is one of the world's most extreme lightweight sports cars ever built. Steve Sutcliffe puts it to the test.
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.
In the market for a bonkers track car? Steve Sutcliffe drives three of the most powerful British track toys money can buy.
But which one is fastest? Only a track battle at the infamous Castle Combe race circuit can find out!
It's the battle of the British sports cars, as Caterham battles Morgan at Mallory Park. The pair share just five cylinders, the Caterham using a dinky turbocharged three-cylinder engine borrowed from Suzuki while the Morgan has a V-twin engine strapped to its front end, driving the single wheel at the back. The Seven is a familiar shape while several years on from its launch, the 3 Wheeler can still stop traffic with its looks.
What we want to know, though, is how they perform on track. Which is quickest, and which is the biggest hoot?