Caterham Seven 485

Whilst still being built around Colin Chapman’s ethos of “add lightness”, the Seven 485 adds something else too… additional horse power. 

As was Mr. Chapman’s wish, all unnecessary comforts remain absent to save weight and reduce mass. The result is a car that delivers pure, unadulterated driving thrills. The Seven 485 is the penultimate model in our line up, boasting 213 pk. This additional power provides you with added performance either on the road or for track day driving. Enhance your preferred driving experience by selecting either our new ‘S’ or ‘R’ packs.

The ‘S’ and ‘R’ packs offer specially-tailored trim and equipment packages to suit both road and track drivers.

The ‘S’ pack is geared towards the casual road driver and includes creature comforts such as a fully-carpeted cockpit, full windscreen, hood and side screens and leather seats.

Meanwhile, the ‘R’ pack is more track-focused and is stuffed full of race-inspired goodies that will make every drive you take an event, whilst retaining its road car status. It includes a limited-slip differential, sports suspension, a four-point race harness and many other race-orientated upgrades.

The 485 is available with both the standard chassis and the wide-bodied ‘SV’ chassis. The standard chassis offers the compact lightweight dimensions that have made the Seven a legend in its 50 year history.

The SV chassis gives increased interior and luggage space due to the greater width and length of the car, making it suited for extended touring or for customers over 188 cm in height. The SV also benefits from the additional stability offered by wide-track front suspension and increased range from a larger fuel tank, with only a 25kg weight penalty over the standard chassis.





  • Caterham tuned 210bhp Ford Duratec 1999cc, four cylinder, naturally aspirated
  • 5-speed gearbox
  • Aluminum painted body with composite panels
  • Black cloth seats
  • Motolita steering wheel
  • Suspension front – Unequal length double wishbones, anti-roll bar, coil springs over Caterham Bilstein road dampers
  • Suspension rear – De-dion semi-independent suspension with radius arms and A-frame linkage; progressive coil springs over Caterham Bilstein road dampers
  • Brakes – Twin circuit split front/rear
  • Steering: Rack and pinion
  • 14″ classic alloy wheels with 185/60 tyres
  • Inertia reel lap + diagonal seat belts


Fully carpeted interior

Full windscreen, hood & side screens
Unique key, gearknob & instruments
Black leather seats
Momo steering wheel
12V socket
Tunnel top black vinyl
Aero filler cap

Choice of four paint finishes


Dry sump oil system

Limited-slip differential

Lightweight flywheel

Sport suspension pack

15” Orcus alloy wheels with Avon tyres

Uprated brake master cylinder
Carbon fibre dashboard
Carbon leather tunnel top
Composite race seats
Momo steering wheel
4-point race harnesses
Black pack
Unique key, gearknob & instruments
Shift light
12V socket
Aero filler cap
Rear – anti-roll bar
Choice of four paint finishes


  • SV (wide body) chassis
  • 6-speed gearbox
  • Ventilated front discs and quad piston callipers
  • Suspension upgrade packs
  • Rear – anti-roll bar
  • Dry sump oil system
  • Six wheel & tyre combinations
  • Various weather protection equipment
  • Carbon-fibre dashboard
  • Four seat choices
  • Momo Q/R steering wheel
  • Heater
  • 12V socket
  • Sequential shift lights
  • Lowered floors (driver and passenger)
  • Carbon-leather tunnel top
  • Race 4 point harnesses
  • Uprated brake master cylinder
  • Track day rear-exit exhaust system
  • Plumbed-in fire extinguisher
  • Battery master cut-off switch
  • Three roll bar/ cage choices
  • Carbon fibre rear wings
  • Carbon fibre nose cone (not available for SV)
  • Aero filler cap
  • Black pack


Caterham Seven 425

Engine: Caterham tuned Ford Duratec 1999cc, 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated
Max Power (pk/rpm): 213 @ 7600rpm
Max Torque (Nm/rpm): 203 @ 6300rpm
Weight: 560kg
0-100kmh: 3,9 seconds
Power-to-weight: 378 pk-per-tonne
Top speed: 219 km/h