Caterham F1's newest team member, Kamui Kobayash, has taken a spin in the Caterham Seven 620 R.

Caterham F1's newest team member, Kamui Kobayash, has taken a spin in the Caterham Seven 620 R.

According to Kobayash, “For me, this is a pure car; everything else is just transportation." He went on to say "The power of the 620 R is awesome – I can’t believe you can drive this car on the road, it is definitely the closest thing to a racing car.”

As we have previously reported, the Seven 620 R features a 2.0-liter Ford Duratec engine that produces 311 bhp (232 kW) and 219 lb-ft (296 Nm) of torque. It enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than 2.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

 

Kamui Kobayashi hits the track in a Caterham Seven 620 R [video]