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Key facts

2000 Caterham 7 Superlight R500 information summary

What body style?
roadster with 2 seats
How long?
3100 mm
How heavy?
460 kg
What size engine?
1.8 litre, 1796 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
233 PS / 230 bhp / 172 kW @ 8600 rpm
How much torque?
210 Nm / 155 ft.lb / 21.4 kgm @ 7200 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 3.4 s
How fast?
235 km/h, 146 mph

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2000 Caterham 7 Superlight R500 technical specifications

Introduction

Caterham 7 Superlight R500 is a car that has a 2 door roadster body style with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels.
The Caterham 7 Superlight R500's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 1.8 litre, double overhead camshaft 4 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 230 bhp (233 PS/172 kW) of power at 8600 rpm, and maximum torque of 210 N·m (155 lb·ft/21.4 kgm) at 7200 rpm.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 6 speed manual gearbox.
It weighs a claimed 460 kg at the kerb.
Maximum speed claimed is 235 km/h (146 mph).
2000 Caterham 7 Superlight R500 data
2000 Caterham 7 Superlight R500 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2225 87.6
Track/tread (front) 1336 52.6
Track/tread (rear) 1336 52.6
Length 3100 122
Width 1575 62
Height 800 31.5
Ground clearance 80 3.1
length:wheelbase ratio 1.39
Kerb weight 460 kg 1014 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Rover
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.8 litre
1796 cc
(109.599 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 89.3 mm
3.15 × 3.52 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.9
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
233 PS (230 bhp) (172 kW)
at 8600 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
128.1 bhp/litre
2.1 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
210 Nm (155 ft·lb) (21.4 kgm)
at 7200 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
116.93 Nm/litre
1.41 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 11.5:1
Fuel system EFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1469.3 kPa (213.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 449 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 3.4 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 8.10 s
Standing quarter-mile 11.9 s
@ 117 mph
Standing kilometre 21.9 s
Maximum speed 235 km/h (146 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 506.95 PS/g
372.85 kW/g
500 bhp/ton
0.22 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 2.68 kg/kW
4.48 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.120
Turning circle 10.00 m
Front suspension I.W.ARB.
Rear suspension dD.WL.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front 6.5J x 13
Wheel size rear 8.5J x 13
Tyres front 185/55 R 13
Tyres rear 215/50 R 13
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di
Front brake diameter 254 mm
Rear brake diameter 228 mm
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.62
general
Carfolio.com ID74844
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2000 Caterham 7 Superlight R500 added 2001-02-13.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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