Caterham Launch 485 and 485 CSR Final Edition

Caterham 485 CSR Final Edition

Caterham Cars has unveiled the Seven 485 and 485 CSR Final Edition models for the European market which will be an exclusive, limited edition of the company’s fastest production car ever built for Europe, first seen on European roads 10 years ago in 2014.

Only 60 485 FE and 25 485 CSR FE of these celebratory models will be made, with prices starting from €67,495 excluding VAT and local taxes.

Each of these limited edition models will come with the exclusive Final Edition finish, which means that they will be getting the very best specification available on the product but at the same time allowing customers to customise each vehicle to their own personal taste.

For example, the FE specification offers a choice of five premium colours and features Sports Hex Black, Alcantara and black leather seats along with Final Edition embroidery, a carbon dashboard, a fully carpeted interior, satin black stripes, black badging and a unique numbered plaque showing that this is a limited edition car.

Both the 485 and 485 CSR are fitted with a four-cylinder, naturally aspirated, Ford Duratec 2.0 litre engine, capable of revving up to 8,500 rpm, reaching 0-100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 224 km/h, making them the most powerful EU-6 compliant Sevens available.

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

Caterham 485 Final Edition Plaque

European Territory Manager for Caterham, Olivier Jouanne commented:

“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, particularly 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.”

Although these two final edition models are for the European market, 10 units of the Seven 480 FE will be made exclusively available to the Japanese market.

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Author Bio:

Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a member of The Guild of Motoring Writers, professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.

Photographs courtesy of Caterham Cars

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