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Caterham Roadsport 1.6 Supersport

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 Caterham Roadsport 1.6 Supersport

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, 99.2 kW / 133.0 hp / 133.0 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, 149.0 N·m / 109.9 lb·ft / 109.9 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 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 from2001
ModelRoadsport 1.6 SupersportIssued until
SerieRoadsportNumber 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) weight550 kg / 1213 lb / 1213 lb
Width1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inDry weight
Height1115 mm / 43.9 in / 43.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2225 mm / 87.6 in / 87.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1336 mm / 52.6 in / 52.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance110 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.52  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.49 m2 / 16.1 sq ft / 16.1 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 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 1.9 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 power99.2 kW / 133.0 hp / 133.0 hp at 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque149.0 N·m / 109.9 lb·ft / 109.9 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)38.4 kW / 51.5 hp / 51.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output62.5 kW/l / 1.373 bhp/cu in / 1.373 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque93.8 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.82
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.92

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed193 km/h / 120 mph / 120 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.70 s / 5.70 s / 5.70 sPower-to-weight ratio241.8 kW/ton / 183.2 bhp/ton / 183.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.80 s / 5.80 s / 5.80 sFuel 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-lock2.12Turning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearde Dion 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 Roadsport 1.6 Supersport

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