Caterham 7 1957-Present


April 28, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Lotus Super 7 (1970)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
96
0-50 mph
5.6
0-60 mph
7.7
1/4 mile
15.7
BHP
125 @6200rpm
Torque lbft
116 @4500rpm
BHP per ton
227
MPG UK/US
24/20
Engine capacity CC/CU
1558/95
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
133
Width (in)
61
Height (in)
37
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1210

1970 Lotus Seven

 

Caterham Super 7 (1975)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
114
0-50 mph
4.5
0-60 mph
6.2
1/4 mile
14.9
0-1 km
28.2
BHP
126 @6500rpm
Torque lbft
113 @5500rpm
BHP per ton
239
MPG UK/US
28/24
Engine capacity CC/CU
1588/97
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
133
Width (in)
61
Height (in)
37
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1162

 

Caterham 7 HPC (1990)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
126
0-50 mph
4.1
0-60 mph
5.2
1/4 mile
13.6
0-1 km
25.7
BHP
175 @6000rpm
Torque lbft
155 @4800rpm
BHP per ton
278
Engine capacity CC/CU
1998/122
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
133
Width (in)
62
Height (in)
42.5
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1383
Additional Info: All Caterham 7’s: Engine options are only limited to whether you can fit it into the engine bay from bike engines to V8’s, from under 100bhp to many hundred. Also see the R300, R400, R500, CSR, Levante.

 

Caterham 7 Classic 1.4 (2002 on)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
110
0-60 mph
6.5
BHP
105 @6000rpm
Torque lbft
95 @5000rpm
BHP per ton
191
Engine capacity CC/CU
1395/85
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
133.1
Width (in)
62
Height (in)
43.9
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1210
Additional Info: Following original styling and concept. Uses a K series engine. A 6 speed 1.4 Classic was made available in 2005. The 1.4 Classics have de-dion suspension. Also in 2001-2002 a 1.6 Classic with 100bhp was built (I believe this was a Vauxhall engine) and gave a 0-60 also in 6.5.

Caterham Classic

 


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