Say Hello to Scarlet, my new Caterham 620R

Say Hello to Scarlet, my new Caterham 620R

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nigelpugh7

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5,281 posts

158 months

Friday 3rd March 2017
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So some of you may recall this time last year I took delivery of my Caterham Superlight Twenty.

Well as great a car as that was, it was missing something in the power stakes, and in all truth that alloy body was a total nightmare to keep clean.

So being the impulsive character that I am it was time to change, and this is the replacement , my new Caterham 620r.

She is finished in quite a unique colour for a Caterham, BMW Sakhir Orange, which is one of those strange colours that seems to change in all lighting conditions, but as it looks very deep red, she has already been nicknamed Scarlet!










charltjr

4,014 posts

163 months

Friday 3rd March 2017
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Those are truly unhinged, I love 'em smile

mooseracer

1,008 posts

138 months

Friday 3rd March 2017
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Oh yes! Bonkers and utterly brilliant. Look forward to seeing some updates.

nigelpugh7

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5,281 posts

158 months

Friday 3rd March 2017
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Thanks Guys, I'm hoping it's going to be a lot of fun!

Sadly not on the road yet, as I'm waiting for the registration documents to come through from dvla, and as we all know that's the old how long is a piece of string question!

Still it's cold and lashing down here, so Scarlet won't be venturing out for her first runs until the sun shines!

nigelpugh7

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158 months

Friday 3rd March 2017
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I've started another blog for this Caterham now too, just as before.

Here is the link:-

http://caterham620.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/say-hell...


MDifficult

1,184 posts

153 months

Friday 3rd March 2017
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So much WANT. Top stuff. clap

Dr Imran T

2,287 posts

167 months

Friday 3rd March 2017
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Superb machine and it looks so purposeful - the true essence of a what a super quick car should be.

Let's have some real technical stuff about the car for those of us that like that kind of thing smile

Thanks.

ECG1000

331 posts

110 months

Friday 3rd March 2017
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Awesome!

I've just finished building a 360 which I found pretty rapid on the test drive.
I can imagine one of these is incredibly exciting!

Enjoy!

anonymous-user

22 months

Friday 3rd March 2017
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Yoko tyres?

Look likes ones I had on my Original Mini. Immense grip.

nigelpugh7

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Friday 3rd March 2017
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GravelMachineGun said:
Yoko tyres?

Look likes ones I had on my Original Mini. Immense grip.
Nope they are Avon ZZR tyres, super stick and grippy in the dry, hopeless in the wet.

Thankfully I also,have a spare set of rims fitted with the more road friendly Avon ZZS tyres too.

nigelpugh7

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Friday 3rd March 2017
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Dr Imran T said:
Superb machine and it looks so purposeful - the true essence of a what a super quick car should be.

Let's have some real technical stuff about the car for those of us that like that kind of thing smile

Thanks.
What technical stuff do you want to know?

Engine is 2.0 Ford a duratec , fitted with a Rotrex Supercharger, and full dry sump.

It produces 310 Bhp and 210 ft lbs of Torque.

It is also fitted with a Sadev Sequential 6 speed gearbox, with a digital gear display .

The car is extensively fitted now with carbon panels, to keep the overall weight down.

The official figure is 545 Kilos, but that's the version without a screen and wipers etc.


Tickle

4,048 posts

172 months

Friday 3rd March 2017
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A dream car of mine, top choice Sir. Interesting to hear how it fairs against your long line of past Caterhams.

Dr Imran T

2,287 posts

167 months

Friday 3rd March 2017
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Thanks for the insight into the more 'technical' stuff smile - I never knew it had a Sadev sequential gearbox! that's pretty cool.

Why was I thinking that these had a 2.3 N/A or was that the old one?? can't remember for the life of me, either way it's all good smile



nigelpugh7

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158 months

Friday 3rd March 2017
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Dr Imran T said:
Thanks for the insight into the more 'technical' stuff smile - I never knew it had a Sadev sequential gearbox! that's pretty cool.

Why was I thinking that these had a 2.3 N/A or was that the old one?? can't remember for the life of me, either way it's all good smile
Not that technical for now, just a sweetener, more to come, but for now here's a picture of the Sadev Sequential box!

You might have been thinking abounthe Cosworth tuned engines that were fitted to the CSR 260 models? Istr they were 2.3 N/A.



Terminator X

11,173 posts

172 months

Friday 3rd March 2017
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620R? Mentalist nuts

TX.

nigelpugh7

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5,281 posts

158 months

Thursday 9th March 2017
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Terminator X said:
620R? Mentalist nuts

TX.
Having had a few good drives now, I can confirm it is proper bonkers!

And I'm still restricting myself to under 5K too!

It's going to be a beast on track!

chuntington101

5,733 posts

204 months

Thursday 9th March 2017
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nigelpugh7 said:
Dr Imran T said:
Thanks for the insight into the more 'technical' stuff smile - I never knew it had a Sadev sequential gearbox! that's pretty cool.

Why was I thinking that these had a 2.3 N/A or was that the old one?? can't remember for the life of me, either way it's all good smile
Not that technical for now, just a sweetener, more to come, but for now here's a picture of the Sadev Sequential box!

You might have been thinking abounthe Cosworth tuned engines that were fitted to the CSR 260 models? Istr they were 2.3 N/A.


Hmmm wonder how mental one would be with a 2.3ltr motor and supercharger? smile

nigelpugh7

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158 months

Thursday 9th March 2017
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chuntington101 said:
Hmmm wonder how mental one would be with a 2.3ltr motor and supercharger? smile
Mick Atree has built a new car, that has the 2.3 engine, but normally aspirated on throttle bodies, I believe it's close to 300bhp even without the supercharger.

It's would be totally bonkers to add one to that engine!

Fun though!

chuntington101

5,733 posts

204 months

Friday 10th March 2017
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nigelpugh7 said:
chuntington101 said:
Hmmm wonder how mental one would be with a 2.3ltr motor and supercharger? smile
Mick Atree has built a new car, that has the 2.3 engine, but normally aspirated on throttle bodies, I believe it's close to 300bhp even without the supercharger.

It's would be totally bonkers to add one to that engine!

Fun though!
I was kidding really! You could extract more than enough power out of the 2.0 with the blower than you could ever need! I think the largest Rotex supercharger supports about 650bhp and the 2.0 duratec and be built to handle that much. smile

Smitters

3,509 posts

125 months

Friday 10th March 2017
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Nigel - as you've had a wide variety of Sevens, where do you see the upper limit of power and torque in a Seven is? My measly 135 bhp k series is quick enough in the grand scheme of things, i.e. clearly not a slow car, but as all the power comes at 5000+, you can drive in the lower reaches and potted about if needs be. There must come a point when touring type driving becomes quite hard (gearbox notwithstanding) in the really high power stuff, or is it truly all in the flex and graceful touch of the right foot?

As an aside, are you at Silverstone at the end of the month? Be grand to have a look round in person.