Caterham To Contest Historic Brighton Speed Trials


September 3, 2014 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 6, 2015

Caterham will compete at the famous Brighton Speed Trials event for the first time in seven years on Saturday 6 September.

The manufacturer’s return to the unique seaside sprint event will see the Seven 620 R deployed at the hands of experienced racer, Scott Mansell.

The two-seater sportscar, launched last year, is the most extreme variant of the Seven to date. With its two-litre supercharged engine, boasting 310bhp, it is capable of reaching 60mph in just 2.79 seconds.

The event is acknowledged as one of the longest-running motor races in the world, with the first event taking place in July, 1905.

One of over 200 high-performance vehicles from several categories, the Seven 620 R will be vying to be the fastest in the road-going production class. The six quickest vehicles across all classes will compete in the top-6 run off.

Mansell, 28, has 20 years of motorsport experience; he still holds fastest lap records at the UK’s Donington Park, Silverstone National and Brands Hatch Indy circuits.

Professional racing driver and Business Development Manager of The Caterham Experience, Mansell, said: “The Brighton Speed Trials is a special event. Its location, literally next to the sea, is unlike any other race in the world – it is motorsport heaven for any enthusiast and a very impressive spectator sport. With the Seven 620 R, I am hoping to be right up there in our category. I will be focussed on the win, but we are there to enjoy ourselves too.”

Priced from £49,995 (incl VAT) fully built, the Seven 620 R sits at the top of the current range of Seven’s.