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Caterham
VX Classic
(2001)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of Caterham VX Classic
Caterham
SerieVX
Model family
ModelVX Classic
Model code
Issued from2001
Issued until
Country of originUK
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typeroadster
Bodywork designer
Number of doors
Number of seats2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2225 / 87.6 / 87.6
Track front [mm / in / in]1270 / 50.0 / 50.0
Track rear [mm / in / in]1320 / 52.0 / 52.0
Length [mm / in / in]3380 / 133.1 / 133.1
Width [mm / in / in]1575 / 62.0 / 62.0
Height [mm / in / in]1115 / 43.9 / 43.9
Length/wheelbase ratio1.52
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]110 / 4.3 / 4.3
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]525 / 1157 / 1157
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]1.49 / 16.1 / 16.1 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerOpel
Engine Typestraight (inline)
Engine Type Details
Sump
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)
Total number of cylinders4
Total number of valves8
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]80.0 / 3.15 / 3.15
Stroke [mm / in / in]79.5 / 3.13 / 3.13
Bore/Stroke ratio1.01
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]1598 / 97.5 / 97.5
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]399.50 / 24.379 / 24.379
Compression ratio10.4
Fuel supply2 We carbs
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converteryes
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]74.6 / 100.0 / 100.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]5500 / 5500 / 5500
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]145.0 / 106.9 / 106.9
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]3600 / 3600 / 3600
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]30.3 / 40.7 / 40.7 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]46.7 / 1.026 / 1.026
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]90.7 / 0.79 / 0.79

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio0.82
Final gear (drive) ratio3.89

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]190.5 / 144.3 / 144.3
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]6.70 / 6.70 / 6.70
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]6.90 / 6.90 / 6.90
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]177 / 110 / 110
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.12
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Suspension rearLive axle, Radius arms, Coil springs
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes frontdisc
Brakes reardrum
Brakes details
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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