Caterham has launched a CSR version of the Seven 485, which is available from €54,995 ($61,441) in markets outside the UK.
Compared to the regular 485, the CSR brings a few updates such as a push-rod inboard front suspension, fully independent, double-wishbone rear suspension, aero front wing guards and special 15-inch alloys wrapped in Avon ZZS tires.
“This is now the ultimate Caterham Seven to have if you’re outside the United Kingdom”, said CEO Graham Macdonald. “We’ve had to trim our EU range because of the WLTP regulations, but I’m delighted that we can still offer our continental European customers something that really reflects what Caterham has always been about – the thrill of driving.”
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Standard gear includes a choice of four exterior colors, a limited-slip differential, carbon dashboard, carpeted interior panels, adjustable seats wrapped in leather and a collapsible Momo steering wheel.
Should you want to spec your new Caterham with some options, then you can choose from a list that includes carbon fiber front fenders, LED DRLs, carbon leather side panels inside and black Alcantara on the dashboard.
Powering the new 485 CSR is a 2.0-liter Ford Duratec engine. It produces 237 PS (234 hp / 174 kW) and 206 Nm (152 lb-ft) of torque,for a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in just 3.9 seconds and to a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph).
The 485 CSR tips the scales at just 580 kg (1,279 lbs), which results in a power-to-weight ratio of 409 PS (403 hp / 301 kW) per ton (2,205 lbs) – almost on par with supercars like the Ferrari 599 and Lamborghini Huracan, hence the impressive acceleration.