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Caterham slashes Australian Seven pricing

By Scott Newman, 12 Jan 2017 News

Caterham slashes Australian Seven pricing

Collapse of UK currency good news for Aussie track day fans

The jury may still be out on whether the UK voting to leave the European Union was a good idea or not, but Brexit has done wonders for Caterham’s Australian pricing.

Thanks to the devaluation of the UK Pound as a result of the vote, Caterham has managed to slash the prices of its Seven range by between $4000-$13,400, vastly improving its value-for-money equation. The full list of reductions can be seen below:

Model New Price Old Price Reduction
Seven 275 $64,000 $69,850 $5,850
Seven 275 S $69,900 $83,300 $13,400
Seven 355 $76,600 $86,900 $10,300
Seven 355 R $94,800 $99,800 $4,000
Seven 485 S $103,700 $114,400 $10,700
Seven 485 R $114,900 $127,000 $12,100

has endured a tough time in Australia. The high cost of meeting Australian Design Rules and the low number of vehicles sold pushes prices up, however the entire range was inadvertently ruled to be illegal in recent times, causing significant headaches for the Australian importer.

Caterham frontEvery new vehicle in Australia has to be fitted with driver aids like anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control, however the likes of Caterham and Morgan receive an exemption due to the extremely low numbers sold.

Unfortunately, this exemption was mistakenly removed and attempting to get it reinstated took many months work, though thankfully this has now taken place.

Caterhams require an extraordinary amount of compromise, however they also deliver a truly unique driving experience, one that every enthusiast should try at least once. The good news is, the experience is now cheaper than ever.