Caterham Superlight Seven 1.6 2001
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Caterham Superlight Seven 1.6 2001 specifications
Factory Built. Number 138 (less than 200 were produced over a four year period)

Tubular space frame with aluminium honeycomb cockpit stiffening.
Aluminium panels and carbon fibre wings.
* Exterior: Black wind deflector in lieu of windscreen. Roll over bar. No spare wheel, carrier or rear wing protectors (optional at additional weight and cost).

Rover 1.6 litre K-Series Supersport,
4 inline, mounted longitudinally
Capacity:1,588 cc
Bore: 80 mm
Stroke: 79 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.5.1
Valves: Hydraulic tappets
Camshaft: DOHC 16 valve
Ignition System: Fully electrical
Firing Order: 1-3-4-2
Engine Management: Rover MEMS 1.9
Max Power: 133 ps @ 7,000 rpm
Max Torque: 110 lbsft @ 5,000 rpm
Max Revs: 7,600 rpm
Gear Change Warning: 7,400 rpm

0-60 mph: 4.6 secs
Maximum Speed: 129 mph
Fuel: Unleaded

6 speed gearbox, rear wheel drive
Ratios: 1st 2.69:1, 2nd 2.01:1, 3rd 1.59:1, 4th 1.32:1, 5th 1.13:1, 6th 1.00:1, Reverse 2.96:1
Final Drive: AP Suretrak 3:62:1 LSD

Wheels & Tyres
Wheels: 6j x 13 Aluminium Alloy
Tyres: Avon ACB 10, 6 x 13

Front: Widetrack adjustable double wishbone & anti roll bar.
Rear: de Dion axle with lower A-frame, upper radius arm and adjustable anti-roll bar.

Front: 254 mm ventilated discs
Rear: 228 mm solid discs

Rack-and-pinion, 2.12 turns lock-to-lock

Kerb Weight: 470 kg
Max Weight: 800 kg

Wheelbase: 2,225 mm
Front Track: 1,336 mm
Rear Lrack 1,336 mm
Overall Length: 3,100 mm
Overall Width: 1,575 mm
Height: 800 mm
Ground Clearance: 80 mm
Turning Circle: 10 m

* BUILD EXTRAS were Anti-Cavitation Oil Tank, Battery Master Switch, FIA Roll Bar, Full Heated Windscreen, Heater, Non Standard Paint, Sequential Shift Light System, Tonneau & Weather Equipment.

* LATER ADDITIONS include Custom-made Carbon Fibre Stone Guards, Intercom, Personalised Registration Number & Wider Rear Tyres (Avon ACB 10.CR500 8 x 13).