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Caterham 7 CSR 260

(2004 model)

Brief specs of 2004 Caterham 7 CSR 260

2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2261 cm3 / 138.0 cu in / 138.0 cu in, 193.9 kW / 260.0 hp / 260.0 hp @ 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm, 271.0 N·m / 199.9 lb·ft / 199.9 lb·ft @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CaterhamIssued from2004
Model7 CSR 260Issued until
Serie7Number 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

Length3300 mm / 129.9 in / 129.9 inTotal (curb) weight570 kg / 1257 lb / 1257 lb
Width1685 mm / 66.3 in / 66.3 inDry weight
Height1140 mm / 44.9 in / 44.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2315 mm / 91.1 in / 91.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1505 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1465 mm / 57.7 in / 57.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance100 mm / 3.9 in / 3.9 inFuel capacity41 l / 9.0 UK gal / 10.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.43  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.63 m2 / 17.6 sq ft / 17.6 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 ManufacturerFord/CosworthValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionalloy block & headBore87.5 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke94.0 mm / 3.70 in / 3.70 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2261 cm3 / 138.0 cu in / 138.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity565.25 cm3/cylinder / 34.494 cu in/cylinder / 34.494 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio12.0 : 1
SumpdryMax. output power193.9 kW / 260.0 hp / 260.0 hp at 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm / 7500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque271.0 N·m / 199.9 lb·ft / 199.9 lb·ft at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)53.6 kW / 71.9 hp / 71.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output85.8 kW/l / 1.885 bhp/cu in / 1.885 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque119.9 N·m/l / 1.05 lb·ft/cu in / 1.05 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.96

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.10 s / 4.10 s / 4.10 sPower-to-weight ratio456.1 kW/ton / 345.6 bhp/ton / 345.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)9.60 s / 9.60 s / 9.60 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 circle
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones
Wheels front6.5 x 15Wheels rear9.0 x 15
Tyres frontAvon CR500 195/45 R 15Tyres rearAvon CR500 255/40 R 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Caterham 7 CSR 260

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