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  Caterham 21 VHPD  (1997 - 2000)

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The K-Series engined 21 was a very different car to the usual Lotus 7 styled machines with which Caterham had made their reputation. It was more practical with a fully encompassing body, had attractive sleek lines and had lost little of the performance of its track based stablemates.

The 21, however, was not a success, even in it's most powerful VHPD (Very High Performance Derivative) form. Caterham traditionalists only wanted the classic 7 shape, while the more mainstream market balked at the 30k asking price when alternatives like the Lotus Elise were better built, not considered 'kit cars' and also considerably cheaper.


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www.caterham.co.uk
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Specification
Metric   Imperial

Body Convertible
2 Door, 2 Seat
Layout Front Engine,
Rear Drive
Gearbox 5 Speed Manual


Top Speed
147 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
4.6 sec 
0 - 100 mph
 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Lateral Accn  
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  


New Price (UK) £n/a
Used Price (UK) £8000 - £12000

Cylinders 4  
Capacity
110 in3 
Max Power
187 bhp @7000rpm 
Max Torque
150 lb/ft @5750rpm 
Power to Weight
292 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
234 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 104 bhp/litre 
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Length
149.6 in 
Width
62.2 in 
Height
41 in 
Weight
1433 lbs 
Drag Cd  
Wheels (F/R)
 
Tyres (F/R)
 
Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal 
Fuel Type (UK)  

Ratings
Category Rating 1 Money No Object 2 Costed Rating 3 Bargain Rating 4
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Rivals
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Lotus Elise

(1996 - 2001)