Caterham R500 2000-2014


April 30, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Caterham R500 (2000)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
140
0-30 mph
1.6
0-60 mph
3.4
0-100 mph
8.1
1/4 mile
11.9
0-1 km
21.9
50-70
4 (top gear)
70-90
2.3 (in 4th)
BHP
230 @8600rpm
Torque lbft
155 @7200rpm
BHP per ton
500
Engine capacity CC/CU
1796/110
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual Sequential
No of speeds
6
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
122
Width (in)
62
Height (in)
31.5
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1012
Additional Info: The original Caterham 7 Superlight R500 used the K-series Rover engine. In 2004 a bored out 2 litre K-series engine was put in the R500 Superlight Evolution, which developed 250bhp and took the R500 to 60 in 3.2 secs. The R500 then got a 2 litre Duratec engine in 2009 with 263bhp/177lbft of torque and has a 0-60 time of just 2.9 secs, 0-100 time of 7 secs and gets down the quarter mile in 11.6 secs.

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