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Caterham Roadsport 1.8

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 Caterham Roadsport 1.8

2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1795 cm3 / 109.5 cu in / 109.5 cu in, 91.0 kW / 122.0 hp / 122.0 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 166.0 N·m / 122.4 lb·ft / 122.4 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CaterhamIssued from2001
ModelRoadsport 1.8Issued 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)Stroke89.3 mm / 3.52 in / 3.52 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.9
Fuel supplyRover MEMS 1.9 fuel inj.Engine displacement1795 cm3 / 109.5 cu in / 109.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity448.75 cm3/cylinder / 27.384 cu in/cylinder / 27.384 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power91.0 kW / 122.0 hp / 122.0 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque166.0 N·m / 122.4 lb·ft / 122.4 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)37.0 kW / 49.7 hp / 49.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.7 kW/l / 1.114 bhp/cu in / 1.114 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque92.5 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 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) speed190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.80 s / 5.80 s / 5.80 sPower-to-weight ratio221.8 kW/ton / 168.1 bhp/ton / 168.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h6.00 s / 6.00 s / 6.00 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 1.8

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