This is the Caterham 620R, which has been revealed ahead of its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week.
Powered by a 310bhp reengineered 2.0-litre supercharged engine, the 620R weighs just over 500kg and is Caterham's most powerful production car ever built. As a result it completes the 0- 62mph sprint in under 2.8sec and can hit 155mph flat out.
Replacing the already extreme 263bhp Caterham 7 R500 in the line-up, the new 620R sets a new benchmark for outrageous performance with a price to match - the Seven 620R will cost £49,995.
The 620R also features a new gunmetal chassis, an air-flow optimised nose cone and a race-developed cooling package. There’s also high-performance dampers and 13-inch lightweight alloy wheels wrapped in track-ready Avon ZZR tyres.
In the cockpit, there are ergonomic improvements and a performance-focused theme is noticeable throughout, with lashings of carbon fibre to reduce weight even further.
The unveiling at the Goodwood Festival of Speed will be to introduce the range-topping 620R although a just-as-powerful, but slight softer 620S will also be launched later in the year. Auto Express will be taking a passenger ride up the hill in the
Order books for the Caterham Seven 620R are now open, with deliveries expected later in the year.