09 mei 2024


    Dartford, Thursday, 9 May 2024 – Caterham has unveiled the Seven 485 and 485 CSR Final Edition (FE) for the European market.

    • The limited-edition run will see 85 units built: 60 485 Final Edition (FE) and 25 485 CSR FE 
    • Just over a decade ago, Caterham launched its first Seven 485, the brand’s fastest production car ever built for Europe 
    • The newly introduced FE variant will feature a choice of premium paint finishes, exclusive satin black stripes and badging, a selection of special interior updates and unique numbered plaques
    • European customers can order a piece of Caterham history today, with prices starting from €67,495 excluding VAT and local taxes

    The models are an exclusive, limited edition of the brand’s fastest production car ever built for Europe, which first hit European roads in 2014.

    Only 85 units of the celebratory model will be made available, 60 485 FE and 25 485 CSR FE, with prices starting from €67,495 excluding VAT and local taxes.  

    Every vehicle will come with the exclusive Final Edition finish, which showcases the very best specification available on the product while continuing to allow customers to customise a vehicle to their own taste. 

    The FE specification features Sports Hex Black, Alcantara and black leather seats with Final Edition embroidery, carbon dashboard, a fully carpeted interior, satin black stripes, black badging, a unique numbered plaque and a choice of five premium colours. 

      Both models come with a four-cylinder, naturally aspirated, Ford Duratec 2.0 litre engine, capable of revving up to a mighty 8,500 rpm, reaching 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and producing a top speed of 224 km/h. Ultimately making them the most powerful EU-6 compliant Sevens available. 

      The 485 FE is available in a standard and large chassis, while the 485 CSR FE is only available in the large chassis with inboard suspension. 

      Olivier Jouanne, European Territory Manager for Caterham, said: “Revealing our Seven 485 Final Edition is a bittersweet moment for us and our customers. 

      “On the one hand it marks the end of an era for one of our most iconic European models. 

      “On the other, with only a limited number available, customers now have the possibility to own the last highest-revving, naturally aspirated Seven to ever be produced, giving them the chance to drive a piece of Caterham history. 

      “It’s been an incredible decade for the 485, which was an incredibly popular product in Europe, in particular, our DACH markets. For now, we are looking ahead to the additional production and engineering capacity, that will give us the space to focus on expanding our European product offering.” 

      In addition to the 485 and 485 CSR Final Edition, 10 units of the Seven 480 FE will be made exclusively available to the Japanese market.  

      The Caterham 485 and 485 CSR FE are available to order now. For more information, please visit the Caterham website.

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      Seven 485 Final Edition Specifications


      Ford Duratec 1,999cc, 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated


      5-Speed Manual Gearbox


      485 ‘FE’ L: 3,180mm, W: 1,470mm, H: 1,090mm

      485 CSR ‘FE’ L: 3,360mm, W: 1,700mm, H: 1,115mm


      228 ps @ 8,500 rpm


      205 nm @ 6,300 rpm


      485 ‘FE’ 560kg (specification dependent)

      485 CSR ‘FE’ 605kg (specification dependent)

      0 – 100 SPEED

      4.1 s


      224 kph


      Ventilated Front Discs + Quad Piston Calipers


      Factory Built

      (485 FE available as Left or Right hand drive)



      Choice of 5 Premium Colours

      Dry Sump

      Black Pack 

      Black Component and Badge finishes 

      Black Vinyl Boot Cover

      620 Aero Nosecone 

      Composite Front and Rear Wigs (485 FE)

      Aero Front Wings (485 CSR FE) 

      LED Rear Light Clusters


      Carbon Dashboard 

      Final Edition Dials

      Black leather tunnel top and light grey stitching

      Alcantara trimmed gaitor and light grey stitching

      4-Point Road Harness 

      Fully Carpeted Interior 

      Sequential Shift Lights 

      12V Socket 



      5-Speed Manual Transmission 

      Ventilated Front Discs with Quad-Piston Calipers

      Limited-slip Differential 

      Sport suspension pack (485 FE)

      Inboard front and fully independent rear suspension (485 CSR FE)


      13” Black Apollo Alloys (485 FE)

      15” Vulcan Alloys (485 CSR FE)

      TOYO Proxes R888R


      New Sport Hex Black Leather seats with Final Edition embroidery and light grey stitching



      Satin Black Final Edition exclusive decals

      High intensity lights with LED daytime running lights

      Large Chassis (485 FE Optional, 485 CSR Included)

      Aero Wishbones (485 FE Only)

      Carbon indicator pods

      Carbon fibre front wings

      Carbon fibre rear wings

      Carbon fibre aero screen

      Full Windscreen, hood and side screens

      Side screen Armrests


      Lowered floors

      620 style carbon seats with Final Edition embroidery (485 FE only)

      CSR carbon seats with Final Edition embroidery (485 CSR FE only)

      Quick release and suede steering wheels 

      Map pocket


      4-point Race harness 

      Bilstein Adjustable ‘Cup’ Dampers

      Track Day Roll Over Bar 

      Track Day Roll Cage

      Sport Roll Cage

      Race Roll Cage 

      Plumbed-in fire extinguisher

      Battery master cut-off switch

      Uprated Brake Master Cylinder


      Standard Colours:

      • Golden Saffron 
      • Viper Blue 

      Optional Colours: 

      • Volcano Red 
      • Verdes Emes 
      • Viola Parsifae 


      • Custom

      New Sport Hex Black Leather seats with Final Edition embroidery and light grey stitching

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      About Caterham
      Caterham (Caterham Cars Ltd) has produced lightweight, two-seater sports cars since 1973 when Graham Nearn acquired the tooling, designs and exclusive rights to the Seven from Lotus founder Colin Chapman. 

      In homage to Chapman, Caterham’s philosophy today continues to put the driving experience and fun at the heart of everything it does. It is committed to delivering a personalised experience for every customer and offers a wide range of options to help buyers create a car that perfectly suits their tastes and driving preferences, both for the road and the track.

      The British manufacturer produces its unique cars exclusively from within the UK. Today, Caterham is headquartered in Dartford, Kent, where it has built cars in both assembled and kit-build form since 1987. As of 2023, Caterham is represented by over 30 official retailers across 15 key markets globally. 

      The current Caterham UK line-up consists of the Seven Academy Car, Seven 170, Super Seven 600, Super Seven 2000, Seven 360, Seven 420, Seven 420 Cup and Seven 620. The current European range consists of the Seven 170, Super Seven 600, Super Seven 2000, Seven 340, the now Seven 485 Final Edition and Seven 485 CSR Final Edition. Additional models are available for international markets.

      The brand also operates a successful motorsport division consisting of five UK racing series aimed at all levels of driver experience. There are also multiple Caterham racing championships in France and Portugal.  Since 1995, the Caterham Academy – the entry-level racing series – has seen more than 1,300 novice drivers become fully bonified racing drivers.

      Caterham is owned by Japanese retail group VT Holdings, which has served as a Caterham importer since 2009. VT Holdings is one of Japan’s largest retailer groups.