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CATERHAM CARS SUPERLIGHT R500 Specification / Data sheet


Engine & Performance figures

Caterham Seven Superlight R500
Engine: 2.0-litre Caterham Powertrain (CPT) Ford Duratec
Max Power (bhp/rpm) 263bhp @ 8500rpm
Max Torque (lbs ft/rpm) 177 lbsft @ 7200rpm
Weight 506kg (516kg sequential gearbox)
0-60mph 2.88 seconds
Power-to-weight 520bhp-per-tonne
Top Speed 150mph

Standard Equipment

2.0-litre Caterham Motorsport Ford Duratec
6 Speed Caterham Gearbox
Limited Slip Differential
Superlight Suspension (wide track front and de Dion rear with Watts linkages)
Carbon dash, nose cone, rear and front cycle wings
ACES change-up lights
Ventilated front brake discs with 4 pot calipers
13 Black Aluminium cast centre, spun aluminium rims, Avon CR500 tyres
Carbon interchangeable wind deflector
4 point Harnesses
Quick-release Momo Steering Wheel with integrated indicator switches
Carbon Kevlar seats

Technical Specification

Close Ratio 6 Speed
1st: 2.69:1
2nd: 2.01:1
3rd: 1.59:1
4th: 1.32:1
5th: 1.13:1
6th 1.00:1
Final Drive: 3.62:1

Sequential 6 Speed
1st: 2.4:1
2nd: 1.84:1
3rd: 1.482:1
4th: 1.26:1
5th: 1.104:1
6th 1:1

Front: Adjustable double wishbone with roll bar, aero wishbones
Rear: de Dion axle located by lower A-frame and Watts linkage

Twin circuit split front/rear with low level warning system. Discs front and rear

Rack and pinion, 1.93 turns lock to lock

506 Kg

Wheels and Tyres
Front 6J x 13
Rear 8J x 13
Aluminium wheel with Avon CR500 tyres.


Superlight R500 Pictures

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