2016 Caterham Seven 620S review
Source : 2016 Caterham Seven 620S review
Softening the ferocious 620R has delivered a better Seven all round Remember how last year’s 620R was essentially a road-going style of Caterham’s R600 race car? Well, the 620S can be, essentially, the same car, retaining as the item does the febrile 310bhp supercharged four-pot, yet the item at that will point takes the road-going part a bit more seriously. Hence the R’s uncompromising sequential gearbox has been swapped out for a standard 5-speed manual, the suspension components have been taken down a notch (coming from ‘race’ level to ‘sport’) in addition to also also you get a windscreen. Plus the hood in addition to also also doors to go with the item. The alterations, not to mention a £5k reduction in starting cost, are likely to play well to prospective 620 buyers. Caterham readily concedes that will despite the style’s overt relationship with the track, not all its customers are interested from the lap record at Brands. Many simply want the supercar-troubling performance twinned having a Seven’s normal amenability.’Normal’ though, from the 620‘s case, can be to be taken advisedly. While the springs in addition to also also dampers may have changed, you still get the ‘wide track’ front geometry in addition to also also uprated brakes, plus an adjustable anti-roll bar in addition to also also limited-slip differential at the back to go with the bespoke rear-exit exhaust system. Even with the extra weight of bigger, 15in wheels, more kit in addition to also also the at that will point optional SV chassis, the 620S, at 508bhp per tonne, remains a decidedly senior option.
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