Caterham Roadsport 2001 on


April 30, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Caterham Roadsport 1.6 (2001)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
112
0-60 mph
6.2
BHP
115 @6000rpm
Torque lbft
107 @3000rpm
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
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum or Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
133.1
Width (in)
62
Height (in)
43.9
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1213
Additional Info: A 1.6 SV (more interior space) was available from 2002. A 6 speed gearbox available from 2005. A move from the K-series engine to a Ford Sigma engine with 125bhp and 120lbft took place in 2007 and now gets to 60 in 5.9 secs. Also a 150bhp 1.6 Ford Sigma version is available and gets to 60 in 5 secs or 4.7 if you opt for the superlight. A 135bhp 1.6 (K-series engine) Roadsport CDX was built in 2008 to commemorate 15 years of the Caterham Driving Experience.

 

Caterham Roadsport 1.8 XPwr 165bhp (2005)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
130
0-60 mph
4.8
BHP
165 @7000rpm
Torque lbft
130 @5000rpm
BHP per ton
297
Engine capacity CC/CU
1795/110
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
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum or Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
133.1
Width (in)
62
Height (in)
43.9
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1224
Additional Info: Used the 1.8VVC engine until 2009. An earlier version was created between 2002-2005 which was rated at around 160bhp, 0-60 in 4.9. The 140bhp version gets to 60 in 5.3 and tops out at 122mph. A 1.8 200bhp SV version gets to 60 in 4 secs and tops out at 138mph. Incidently a 200bhp 2.3 Cosworth Roadsport is available with much more torque and gets to 60 in around 3.6 secs. Of course with any Caterham there are many upgrades and even more engine options for the Roadsport have been created. A switch to a 2.0 Ford Duratec engine in 2009 see’s 175bhp and 0-60 in 4.8 and a top speed of 138mph.

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