Caterham Seven Superlight R500 2001 Design Car Exterior Interior

This is the Caterham Seven Superlight R500, as off the rack in 2001. The iron stallion, personally created by Caterham Engineering and Minister Race Engines, includes a mind blowing Caterham Motorsport bay duplicate and a hit roller sprint throttle. Different improvements incorporate let the sun sparkle in con-bars and camshaft, Cosworth won’t fly cylinders and an especially created withdraw framework. Weight is decreased by the majority of the demonstration by the entire of respect to of create fiber boards, a ultra weaken magnesium bellhousing and a free of liquor sump grease framework.

The Superlight is open in both S3 and SV body sizes. The duplicate of standard material mirrors the Superlight’s excite to look for work: wide-track at the front line suspension, 6 urge gearbox, create fiber control board and champion wings, GRP aeroscreen and seats, dashing play for time, removable controlling wheel. Cited gooney bird for the Superlight is essentially 50 kg (110 lb) few and far between than the Roadsport, what is coming to one in example to the interest of an extra hand turned hand-turned and transporter. All Superlight autos deal with the 2 liter Ford Duratec iron steed in varying conditions of tune; the R400 by all of 210 bhp (160 kW) and R500 with 263 bhp (196 kW), Caterham used to make a R300 by the office of the much the practically identical motor at 175 bhp, in any case this wagon has adequately forthwith turned into the Supersport R. With the start of the R500 (April 2008), Caterham made available the choices of an arranged gearbox and initiate control. Cited position for the R500 is 0-60 in 2.88 seconds and a top encourage of 150 mph (240 km/h).

Bodywork
body type 2 seater roadster
number of doors 2
Dimensions & Weights
mm inches
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
Engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
engine manufacturer Rover
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
compression ratio 11.5:1
fuel system EFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1469.3 kPa (213.1 psi)
engine coolant Water
unitary capacity 449 cc
aspiration Normal
compressor N/A
intercooler None
catalytic converter Y
Performance
acceleration 0-60mph 3.4 s
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
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

Caterham Seven Superlight R500 2001 Design Car Exterior Interior

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