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Caterham 1700

(1986 model)

Brief specs of 1986 Caterham 1700

2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1692 cm3 / 103.3 cu in / 103.3 cu in, 125.3 kW / 168.0 hp / 168.0 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 193 km/h / 120 mph / 120 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CaterhamIssued from1986
Model1700Issued until
Serie1700Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCaterhamCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length3380 mm / 133.1 in / 133.1 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inDry weight
Height1040 mm / 40.9 in / 40.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2250 mm / 88.6 in / 88.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance110 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity36 l / 7.9 UK gal / 9.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.5  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.40 m2 / 15.0 sq ft / 15.0 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore83.3 mm / 3.28 in / 3.28 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.6 mm / 3.06 in / 3.06 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supply2 We carbsEngine displacement1692 cm3 / 103.3 cu in / 103.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity423.00 cm3/cylinder / 25.813 cu in/cylinder / 25.813 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power125.3 kW / 168.0 hp / 168.0 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)50.1 kW / 67.2 hp / 67.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output74.0 kW/l / 1.627 bhp/cu in / 1.627 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.62

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed193 km/h / 120 mph / 120 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-lockTurning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearde Dion axle, Watt's linkage, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Caterham 1700

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