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Caterham 7 RST-V8 Levante

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Caterham 7 RST-V8 Levante

2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2400 cm3 / 146.5 cu in / 146.5 cu in, 372.9 kW / 500.1 hp / 500.1 hp @ 10000 rpm / 10000 rpm / 10000 rpm, 407.0 N·m / 300.2 lb·ft / 300.2 lb·ft @ 8500 rpm / 8500 rpm / 8500 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CaterhamIssued from2008
Model7 RST-V8 LevanteIssued until
Serie7Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCaterhamCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors0
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3530 mm / 139.0 in / 139.0 inTotal (curb) weight520 kg / 1146 lb / 1146 lb
Width1685 mm / 66.3 in / 66.3 inDry weight
Height1140 mm / 44.9 in / 44.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2305 mm / 90.7 in / 90.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.53  

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 cylinders8
Engine Type Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerRussel SavoryValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement2400 cm3 / 146.5 cu in / 146.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity300.00 cm3/cylinder / 18.307 cu in/cylinder / 18.307 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpdryMax. output power372.9 kW / 500.1 hp / 500.1 hp at 10000 rpm / 10000 rpm / 10000 rpm
AspirationsuperchargedMax. torque407.0 N·m / 300.2 lb·ft / 300.2 lb·ft at 8500 rpm / 8500 rpm / 8500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)149.2 kW / 200.0 hp / 200.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output155.4 kW/l / 3.415 bhp/cu in / 3.415 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque169.6 N·m/l / 1.48 lb·ft/cu in / 1.48 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio961.5 kW/ton / 728.5 bhp/ton / 728.5 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rearde Dion axle
Wheels front8 x 15Wheels rear10 x 15
Tyres frontAvon CR500 195/45 x 15Tyres rearAvon CR500 245/50 x 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Caterham 7 RST-V8 Levante

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