May 22, 2020
Rediscovering The Range #4: Seven 485
Next up is the 485, it's a big step up from the 275 and is the fastest production car we have ever built in Europe. We're here to explain why this has its sights set firmly on the track.
The 485 is through and through a track car in any variant. The uprated power unit helps propel you quickly to the next corner, and provides instant acceleration on the way out. This is supported by the inclusion of a limited-slip differential as standard and sticky Avon ZZS tyres. Thing is, if you want a little more refinement from your chassis and you aren't going to be on track most of the time. We'd suggest you take a look at the 485 CSR.
On to the statistics.
|0 - 100 KPH||Power||Engine||Price|
|3.40 seconds||237 PS||2.0 Ford Duratec||€48,995 excluding VAT and local taxes|
Has that not won you over? Okay, well let's run through a few more details. This particular model has around 23 more PS that the UK's Seven 420, and accesses that at a dizzying 8,500 rpm. Unlike the 275, this follows suit of other models and comes in only S and R variants - however the pack offerings are slightly different to both the UK and the 275 options.
|S Pack||R Pack|
|15" Orcus Alloy Wheels||13" Apollo Alloys|
|Dry Sump Oil System||Dry Sump Oil System|
|Ventilated Front Discs and Quad Piston Calipers||Ventilated Front Discs and Quad Piston Calipers|
|Black Leather Seats||Carbon Leather Seats|
|Black Vinyl Tunnel Top||Carbon Vinyl Tunnel Top|
|Black Vinyl Boot Cover||Carbon Vinyl Boot Cover|
|Four Point Road Harness||Four Point Road Harness|
|Black Pack Finishes||Black Pack Finishes|
|Carbon Front Wings||Carbon Front Wings|
|Limited-Slip Differential||Limited-Slip Differential|
|Sport Suspension Pack||Track Suspension Pack|
|12v Socket||12v Socket|
|Rear Anti-Roll Bar||Rear Anti-Roll Bar|
|'S' Badges and Dials||'R' Badges and Dials|
|Tunnel and Boot Floor Carpet||Tunnel and Boot Floor Carpet|
|Choice of 4 Standard Colours||Choice of 4 Standard Colours|
|-||Gear Change Lights|
|-||Carbon Indicator Pods|
More manageable than a 620, and faster than a 420. What more could you want?
To find out more about the 485, check out the link here.
How would we have ours?
Definitely in 'R' form, with the uprated brake master cylinder option.
Finally, If this car was a song?
Ace of Spades - Motorhead
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