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  Light Car Company Rocket
1991 - 1999
Light Car Company Rocket
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Specs
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Track Focused
Body No Doors 2 Seat
Convertible
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Semi Auto
Number Built 46 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details 4 cyl
Capacity
61 in3 
Max Power
143 bhp @10500rpm 
Max Torque
77 lb/ft @8500rpm 
Power to Weight
363 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
196 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 143 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
2.99 X 2.20 in 
Fuel Cons
35 mpg 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
140 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
4.7 sec 
0 - 100 mph
12.0 sec 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
3.8 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
138.5 in 
Width
63.0 in 
Height
36.0 in 
Weight
882 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 6 X 15
6 X 15 
Tyres (F/R) 195/50 R15
195/50 R15 
Fuel Capacity
5 gal 
Pricing
New Price £n/a
Used Price £85000 - £90000

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The brainchild of McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray, the Rocket was an unashamed race car for the road - even down to the unique tandem seating arrangement. The Rocket made revolutionary use of a powerful Yamaha bike engine in an ultra lightweight 370kg body. The bike's sequential gearbox was also used which actually provided 10 forward and 5 reverse gears from a second gear lever that allowed the driver to change ratios on the fly.

Expensive composites were required to keep the weight down, pushing the price of the Rocket to a hefty 40K. Although unique at the time, the idea has since caught on with offerings from Caterham and Westfield.


Ratings
 
Performance6/10
Handling10/10
Looks7/10
Features5/10
Quality9/10
Costs7/10
Desire8/10
Eco5/10
Practicality1/10
Sound8/10
Overall Rating
66%
Ranks 682 of 1088
Money No Object
66%
Ranks 711 of 1088
Bargain Rating
58%
Ranks 350 of 1088

Rivals
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Caterham 7 JPE

(1992 - 1996)


Westfield SEight

(1991 - 2010)

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