Caterham 21 1995-2000


April 30, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Caterham 21 1.6 Supersport (1995)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
130
0-60 mph
5.8
0-100 mph
18.7
BHP
136 @7000rpm
Torque lbft
115 @5000rpm
BHP per ton
209
Engine capacity CC/CU
1588/97
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5/6
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
149.6
Width (in)
62.2
Height (in)
41.5
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1429
Additional Info: The 21 uses the Super 7 chassis and it’s running gear and ran from 1995-2000. Available with a 1.6 Rover K-Series engine producing 113bhp (0-60 in 6.4 secs) or 136bhp as a Supersport (above). Also various 1.8 VVC Rover K-Series engines were added, like the 160 VVC and a 1.8 VHPD (Very High Performance Derivative) with 190bhp (0-60 in 4.5 secs) and also a 2.0 Vauxhall engine. Other engines were also fitted, as well as many being modified with numerous non supplied engines. Racing versions exist such as the GT/GTO with 230bhp/155ft-lbs from it’s 1.8 litre engine, top speed is around 150mph and 60 comes up in 3.8 secs and 100mph in 9.5 secs. There were less than 50 21’s built.

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