For the first time, the Seven 620S can also now be specified with the wide-bodied S5 chassis as an option costing 2,500 pounds. The S5 is wider and longer than the standard S3 chassis, providing an experience better suited for more generously proportioned customers, with other benefits including added interior and luggage space and increased range thanks to a larger fuel tank.
The 620S joins the 620R at the summit of the Seven range by harnessing the same 310bhp two-liter, supercharged Ford Duratec engine to deliver outrageous performance for those drivers who feel that the iconic Seven just isn’t barnstorming enough. Delivering a new driving experience, the 620S has been tailored for drivers, with a five-speed manual gearbox instead of the 620R’s more race-inspired sequential ‘box. Like all Sevens, the 620S adheres to Caterham’s philosophy of delivering a very special brand of Raucous Fun.
Caterham’s traditionally minimalistic approach to the engineering of the car is ever-present, with the carbon fiber interior panels and dash and lightweight flywheel of the 620R installed to save kilograms vital to the car’s trouser-worrying performance.
The speedster features the creature comforts of the ‘S’ pack available throughout the Seven range such as a heater, full windscreen, hood and side screens and leather seats.
However, while the ‘S’ pack features road springs and dampers, the uprated brake master cylinder and LSD (limited-slip differential) are taken from the ‘R’ pack to ensure optimum performance. The styling continues with the 620R’s 13-inch wheels replaced by 15-inch Orcus anthracite alloy wheels fitted with more road-suited ZZS tyres.
Customers looking to venture out in colder conditions can now experience the warming delights of heated seats in a Caterham Seven for the very first time. Heated carbon seats are now available as an option on all versions. The 620R comes with carbon seats as standard; an upgrade to heated carbon seats is available for 395 pounds. The 620S comes with leather seats as standard with an upgrade to carbon seats available for 600 or 995 pounds for heated carbon seats. Deliveries are expected later in the year.