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Caterham Super 7 1.6 16v

(1995 model)

Brief specs of 1995 Caterham Super 7 1.6 16v

2-door 2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1588 cm3 / 96.9 cu in / 96.9 cu in, 102.9 kW / 138.0 hp / 138.0 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, 156.0 N·m / 115.1 lb·ft / 115.1 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CaterhamIssued from1995
ModelSuper 7 1.6 16vIssued 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

Length3380 mm / 133.1 in / 133.1 inTotal (curb) weight554 kg / 1221 lb / 1221 lb
Width1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inDry weight
Height1093 mm / 43.0 in / 43.0 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)45.0 % / 45.0 % / 45.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity30 l / 6.6 UK gal / 7.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.5  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.66Frontal area (A)1.47 m2 / 15.8 sq ft / 15.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.97 m2 / 10.4 sq ft / 10.4 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)24.1 kW / 32.3 hp / 32.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerRoverValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.0 mm / 3.11 in / 3.11 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.01
Fuel supplyRover MEMS fuel inj.Engine displacement1588 cm3 / 96.9 cu in / 96.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity397.00 cm3/cylinder / 24.226 cu in/cylinder / 24.226 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power102.9 kW / 138.0 hp / 138.0 hp at 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque156.0 N·m / 115.1 lb·ft / 115.1 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)43.4 kW / 58.2 hp / 58.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output64.8 kW/l / 1.424 bhp/cu in / 1.424 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque98.2 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.50 s / 4.50 s / 4.50 sTop (maximal) speed185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.00 s / 6.00 s / 6.00 sPower-to-weight ratio249.1 kW/ton / 188.7 bhp/ton / 188.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)18.30 s / 18.30 s / 18.30 sFuel 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-lock2.2Turning circle9.5 m / 31.2 ft / 31.2 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearde Dion axle, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Caterham Super 7 1.6 16v

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