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Caterham Super 7 Superlight R500 Evolution

(2004 model)

Brief specs of 2004 Caterham Super 7 Superlight R500 Evolution

2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in, 186.4 kW / 250.0 hp / 250.0 hp @ 8000 rpm / 8000 rpm / 8000 rpm, 258.0 N·m / 190.3 lb·ft / 190.3 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 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 from2004
ModelSuper 7 Superlight R500 EvolutionIssued until
SerieSuper 7Number 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

Length3100 mm / 122.0 in / 122.0 inTotal (curb) weight470 kg / 1036 lb / 1036 lb
Width1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inDry weight
Height800 mm / 31.5 in / 31.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2225 mm / 87.6 in / 87.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.39  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.07 m2 / 11.5 sq ft / 11.5 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 ManufacturerMGValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity499.50 cm3/cylinder / 30.481 cu in/cylinder / 30.481 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power186.4 kW / 250.0 hp / 250.0 hp at 8000 rpm / 8000 rpm / 8000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque258.0 N·m / 190.3 lb·ft / 190.3 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)59.6 kW / 79.9 hp / 79.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output93.3 kW/l / 2.050 bhp/cu in / 2.050 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque129.1 N·m/l / 1.13 lb·ft/cu in / 1.13 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)3.20 s / 3.20 s / 3.20 sPower-to-weight ratio531.9 kW/ton / 403.0 bhp/ton / 403.0 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 frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Caterham Super 7 Superlight R500 Evolution

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