Seven 485 S

Whilst still being built around Colin Chapman's ethos of "just add lightness", the Seven 485 adds something else too... additional horse power. The 485 is the most powerful Caterham Seven ever offered for sale for road use in Australia

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 ultimate model in our line up, boasting 177kW. This additional power provides you with added performance either on the road or for track day driving.

The Seven 485 offers a host of additional performance oriented features as standard equipment. These include:

  • High output 177 kW 2.0 litre Ford engine, with Sport setting allowing it to rev to 8500 rpm
  • 6-speed ultra-close-ratio Caterham designed gearbox
  • Limited slip differential
  • Dry sump engine lubrication system
  • Adjustable suspension platforms all round
  • Uprated race brakes
  • Carbon front guards


The 485 S includes the 'S' pack as standard.  The 485 S is also availabe with the addition of the 'R' pack.  This option includes 13"alloy wheels which enables fitment of Formula 3 racing tyres. It also inclues other track focused options including ACES gear change lights and a race damper kit.




  • Caterham tuned 177kWp Ford Duratec 1999cc, four cylinder, naturally aspirated
  • 6-speed gearbox
  • Painted Aluminium body with composite panels
  • Carbon fibre front wings
  • Black leather seats with Black pack
  • Motolita steering wheel
  • Carbon-fibre dashboard
  • Tunnel cover
  • Full weather equipment, including soft top and side screen doors
  • 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
  • Rear - anti-roll bar
  • Brakes – Ventilated front discs and quad piston callipers
  • Steering: Rack and pinion
  • Dry sump oil system
  • 15" alloy wheels with 195/45x15 VR tyres
  • Raod 4-point seat harness

485 R Pack

  • 13" Apollo wheels/Avon tyres (6"Ft  8" Rr) Silver or Black
  • Aerofoil wishbones
  • Race damper kit
  • ACES gear change lights
  • Carbon leather pack – (tunnel top, boot cover/, tonneau, ½ screens, seats)
  • Caterham "R" model badging


  • 13” wheel option (incl. in R pack)
  • Carbon fibre rear wings
  • 12V socket
  • ACES gear change lights (incl. in R pack)
  • Lowered floors (driver and passenger)
  • Carbon-leather tunnel top
  • Race 4 point harnesses
  • Plumbed-in fire extinguisher
  • Battery master cut-off switch
  • Carbon fibre rear wings

Technical Specification

  • Caterham Seven 485
  • Engine: Caterham tuned Ford Duratec 1999cc, 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated
  • Max Power (kW): 177 @ 8500rpm
  • Max Torque (Nm/rpm): 206 @ 6300rpm
  • Weight: 675kg

Paint Options

As standard all Caterhams are supplied unpainted in alumininum finish with coloured fibre glass wings and nose. For an additional fee your Caterham can be painted in one of our standard finishes or request in any colour you wish.