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Caterham Super 7 1600 GT

(1982 model)

Brief specs of 1982 Caterham Super 7 1600 GT

2-door 2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1599 cm3 / 97.6 cu in / 97.6 cu in, 62.6 kW / 83.9 hp / 83.9 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CaterhamIssued from1982
ModelSuper 7 1600 GTIssued until
SerieSuper 7Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCaterhamCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3378 mm / 133.0 in / 133.0 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1664 mm / 65.5 in / 65.5 inDry weight
Height1105 mm / 43.5 in / 43.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2235 mm / 88.0 in / 88.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1245 mm / 49.0 in / 49.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inWeight distribution (front)55.0 % / 55.0 % / 55.0 %
Ground clearance100 mm / 3.9 in / 3.9 inFuel capacity36 l / 7.9 UK gal / 9.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.51  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.56 m2 / 16.8 sq ft / 16.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.6 mm / 3.06 in / 3.06 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supply1 We carbEngine displacement1599 cm3 / 97.6 cu in / 97.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity399.75 cm3/cylinder / 24.394 cu in/cylinder / 24.394 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power62.6 kW / 83.9 hp / 83.9 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque123.0 N·m / 90.7 lb·ft / 90.7 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)25.0 kW / 33.6 hp / 33.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.1 kW/l / 0.860 bhp/cu in / 0.860 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.9 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.64

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.30 s / 5.30 s / 5.30 sTop (maximal) speed161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.75Turning circle9.0 m / 29.5 ft / 29.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Lower wishbone, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Radius arms, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Caterham Super 7 1600 GT

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