Chris Rea is driving home for Christmas in a Caterham

Ever wondered what the ‘Driving Home for Christmas’ singer is driving in his 1986 seasonal hit? Wonder no more… Chris Rea has just bought a brand new Caterham Seven 620S.

The British sports car manufacturer uploaded these pictures to Facebook showing Rea picking up his 620S from its flagship dealership in Crawley, West Sussex.

The Caterham Seven 620S is the slightly more user-friendly version of the hardcore 620R. It packs 310hp from a 2.0-litre supercharged Ford Duratec engine, hits 60mph in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 145mph.

Chris Rea is driving home for Christmas in a Caterham

The total price before options is £45,495 – no doubt Rea is cashing in on royalties at this time of year.

Rea was born in the North East of England and wrote Driving Home for Christmas when his wife was driving him home to Middlesbrough from London in her Austin Mini.

The star posed for these pictures in front of a Christmas tree in Caterham’s showroom – and even signed three 2017 Caterham calendars.