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  Caterham Super Blackbird
2001 - 2003
Caterham Super Blackbird
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Caterham Super Blackbird

Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Trackfocused
Body No Doors 2 Seat
Convertible
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission ? Speed Semi Auto
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details 4 cyl
Capacity
70 in3 
Max Power
200 bhp @11000rpm 
Max Torque
100 lb/ft @7500rpm 
Power to Weight
473 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
236 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 174 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
145 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
3.5 sec 
0 - 100 mph
 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
 
Width
 
Height
 
Weight
948 lbs 
Wheels (F/R)
 
Tyres (F/R)
 
Fuel Capacity
 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £10000 - £18000
 
Profile

As the name suggests, the Caterham Super Blackbird makes use of the 1.1 litre engine from the superfast Honda Blackbird motorbike. Spinning to over 12,000 rpm, the tuned bike engine delivers exactly 200bhp, which when fitted to the lightweight Caterham body produces a power to weight ratio of nearly 500bhp/ton. Acceleration is therefore dramatic, with 60 from rest in a mere 3.5 seconds.

The Caterham is incredibly basic with no roof, windscreen or even doors! This makes the Super Blackbird a non-starter for road use but with sequential bike style gearshift, there can surely be no better vehicle to be in on a track day.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
71% 67% 19% 14
Ranks 283 of 756 Ranks 435 of 756 Ranks 49 of 756 Ranks 107 of 756

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