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Caterham Seven HPC

(1994 model)

Brief specs of 1994 Caterham Seven HPC

2-seater convertible (cabriolet), DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in, 123.0 kW / 164.9 hp / 164.9 hp, 203.4 N·m / 150.0 lb·ft / 150.0 lb·ft, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 194 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CaterhamIssued from1994
ModelSeven HPCIssued until
SerieSevenNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCaterhamCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3550 l / 125.37 cu ft / 125.37 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3400 mm / 133.9 in / 133.9 inTotal (curb) weight540 kg / 1190 lb / 1190 lb
Width1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inDry weight
Height1090 mm / 42.9 in / 42.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2240 mm / 88.2 in / 88.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.52  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.46 m2 / 15.8 sq ft / 15.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders
Engine Type Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore86.1 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
FuelStroke86.1 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity501.30 cm3/cylinder / 30.591 cu in/cylinder / 30.591 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power123.0 kW / 164.9 hp / 164.9 hp at
AspirationMax. torque203.4 N·m / 150.0 lb·ft / 150.0 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)51.3 kW / 68.8 hp / 68.8 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output61.6 kW/l / 1.353 bhp/cu in / 1.353 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque101.8 N·m/l / 0.89 lb·ft/cu in / 0.89 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed194 km/h / 121 mph / 121 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.10 s / 4.10 s / 4.10 sPower-to-weight ratio309.3 kW/ton / 234.3 bhp/ton / 234.3 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 alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/45-R16Tyres rear205/45-R16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Caterham Seven HPC

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