Darren's Caterham 7 JPE (Jonathan Palmer Evolution)

Model: 1994 Caterham 7 JPE (Jonathan Palmer Evolution), Number 20
Engine: Vauxhall 2.0 Litre DOHC 16 valve engine, 1991 Super Tourer Spec
Bore x Stroke: 86mm x 86mm
Capacity: 1998cc
Compression ratio: 12:1
Lubrication: Dry Sump
Intake: Weber Alpha Quad Throttle
Management: MoTeC M4 Pro ECU
Exhaust: Caterham side exit extractors.
Transmission: Caterham 6 speed close ratio.
Suspension: Independent double wishbone front and de dion rear. Bilstein coil over height adjustable shocks.
Chassis: Space Frame
Wheels/Tyres: 13 inch
Body/Colour: Carbon Fibre & Aluminium / British racing green
Interior: Carbon Fibre
Kerb Weight: 530 Kg
Power KW @ RPM: 200 KW @ 7750 rpm
Torque NM @ RPM: 275 NM @ 5250 rpm
Power to Weight 510 BHP per Tonne
0 - 100 km/h: 3.6 sec
0 - 160 - 0 km/h 8.47 sec(0-160km/h) + 4.13 sec(160-0km/h) = 12.6 seconds

A British motoring magazine ran a segment called the "0-100-0 Challenge" a few years back in which cars were timed from a standing start, upto 100 MPH then back down to a complete stop. To give you an idea of how fast this Caterham is, some of the faster cars tested by the British magazine included a Ferrari F40, Ford RS200E Group B rally car and a modified AC Cobra similar to the Robnell Cobra's featured on this site. Their times respectively were:

Standard Production Class:
Caterham 7 JPE - 12.6 (driven by ex-F1 driver Jonathan Palmer)
Ferrari F40 - 15.9 sec

Modified Class:
AC Cobra - 13.4 sec
Ford RS200E - 13.7 sec (driven by former world rally champ Stig Blomqvist)


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