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Light Car Company Rocket

(1992 model)

Brief specs of 1992 Light Car Company Rocket

2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 20-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1002 cm3 / 61.1 cu in / 61.1 cu in, 106.6 kW / 143.0 hp / 143.0 hp @ 10200 rpm / 10200 rpm / 10200 rpm, 104.0 N·m / 76.7 lb·ft / 76.7 lb·ft @ 8500 rpm / 8500 rpm / 8500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Light Car CompanyIssued from1992
ModelRocketIssued until
SerieRocketNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLight Car CompanyCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length3518 mm / 138.5 in / 138.5 inTotal (curb) weight370 kg / 816 lb / 816 lb
Width1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inDry weight
Height914 mm / 36.0 in / 36.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2413 mm / 95.0 in / 95.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1334 mm / 52.5 in / 52.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance110 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity23 l / 5.0 UK gal / 6.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.46  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.24 m2 / 13.4 sq ft / 13.4 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 valves20
Engine ManufacturerYamahaValves per cylinder5
Engine constructionaluminium block & headsBore75.5 mm / 2.97 in / 2.97 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke56.0 mm / 2.20 in / 2.20 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.35
Fuel supply4 Mi carbsEngine displacement1002 cm3 / 61.1 cu in / 61.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity250.50 cm3/cylinder / 15.286 cu in/cylinder / 15.286 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio12.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power106.6 kW / 143.0 hp / 143.0 hp at 10200 rpm / 10200 rpm / 10200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque104.0 N·m / 76.7 lb·ft / 76.7 lb·ft at 8500 rpm / 8500 rpm / 8500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm11500 rpm / 11500 rpm / 11500 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)34.2 kW / 45.8 hp / 45.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output106.4 kW/l / 2.338 bhp/cu in / 2.338 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque103.8 N·m/l / 0.91 lb·ft/cu in / 0.91 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)3.60 s / 3.60 s / 3.60 sTop (maximal) speed241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.40 s / 4.40 s / 4.40 sPower-to-weight ratio386.5 kW/ton / 292.8 bhp/ton / 292.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)10.80 s / 10.80 s / 10.80 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time13.20 s / 13.20 s / 13.20 s (top 109 km/h / 68 mph / 68 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.4Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6J x 15Wheels rear6J x 15
Tyres frontMichelin 195/50 VR 15Tyres rearMichelin 195/50 VR 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Light Car Company Rocket

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