We could have picked any Caterham, to be honest, because they all represent the most undiluted riding experience you’re likely to find on the road. Part of this is due to the Seven’s small size, which makes it light and maneuverable like few others, and also adds to its performance as the engines simply have less weight to shift.
The 620 Series represents the ultimate Caterhams on the road, aided by a 310 horsepower Ford 2.0-litre engine. With the 572kg R version, you can go from 0-100km/h in 2.79 seconds, and that’s done without having to shift out of first gear. It makes the £48,000 or so it takes to own a 620 a steal.