Caterham Cars has introduced the ‘S’ Pack and the wider-bodied S5 chassis as options for the fastest road car it has ever produced. The Seven 620S is the mildly saner, more road-oriented sibling of the ballistic 620R and features creature comforts such as a full windscreen, hood and side screens, as well as leather seats. However, while the ‘S’ pack features road springs and dampers, the uprated brake master cylinder and limited-slip differential are taken from the ‘R’ pack to ensure optimum performance.
Delivering a new driving experience, the 620S has been tailored for road 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 unapologetically raucous fun.
The styling continues with the 620R’s 13” wheels replaced by 15” Orcus anthracite alloy wheels fitted with more road-suited ZZS tyres.
Caterham Cars CEO, Graham Macdonald, said: “When we launched the 620R, we knew that we were unleashing a beast upon the world. It’s never been one for the faint-hearted and should really come with its own health warning. But we are, of course, sensitive also to those customers who want the ridiculous performance stats without having to worry about donning race overalls to access them. The new options mean that customers who want the best of both worlds can have exactly that, whether their aim is to pound around the race tracks of the UK or take a Sunday drive, albeit a deliriously exciting one.”
Orders are now being taken for the Caterham Seven 620 with the ‘S’ pack and the S5 chassis options, with first deliveries expected later this year.