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Caterham Superlight R

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 Caterham Superlight R

2-door 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, 141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp @ 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm, 203.0 N·m / 149.7 lb·ft / 149.7 lb·ft @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CaterhamIssued from2001
ModelSuperlight RIssued until
SerieSuperlightNumber 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

Length3100 mm / 122.0 in / 122.0 inTotal (curb) weight490 kg / 1080 lb / 1080 lb
Width1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inDry weight
Height800 mm / 31.5 in / 31.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2225 mm / 87.6 in / 87.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1336 mm / 52.6 in / 52.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1336 mm / 52.6 in / 52.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance80 mm / 3.1 in / 3.1 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.39  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.07 m2 / 11.5 sq ft / 11.5 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 power141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp at 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque203.0 N·m / 149.7 lb·ft / 149.7 lb·ft at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)49.0 kW / 65.7 hp / 65.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output78.9 kW/l / 1.735 bhp/cu in / 1.735 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque113.1 N·m/l / 0.99 lb·ft/cu in / 0.99 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.62

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.00 s / 4.00 s / 4.00 sPower-to-weight ratio387.8 kW/ton / 293.8 bhp/ton / 293.8 bhp/ton
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-lock2.12Turning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), 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 Superlight R

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