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Bricklin SV-1

(1975 model)

Brief specs of 1975 Bricklin SV-1

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5766 cm3 / 351.9 cu in / 351.9 cu in, 130.5 kW / 175.0 hp / 175.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BricklinIssued from1975
ModelSV-1Issued until
SerieSVNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBricklinCountryCA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4536 mm / 178.6 in / 178.6 inTotal (curb) weight1574 kg / 3470 lb / 3470 lb
Width1717 mm / 67.6 in / 67.6 inDry weight
Height1223 mm / 48.1 in / 48.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2438 mm / 96.0 in / 96.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1479 mm / 58.2 in / 58.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1444 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance122 mm / 4.8 in / 4.8 inFuel capacity80 l / 17.5 UK gal / 21.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.86  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.78 m2 / 19.2 sq ft / 19.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supply1 CarbEngine displacement5766 cm3 / 351.9 cu in / 351.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity720.75 cm3/cylinder / 43.983 cu in/cylinder / 43.983 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power130.5 kW / 175.0 hp / 175.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.6 kW/l / 0.497 bhp/cu in / 0.497 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.15

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio111.2 kW/ton / 84.2 bhp/ton / 84.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.2Turning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels front7 x 15Wheels rear7 x 15
Tyres frontFR60-15Tyres rearFR60-15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear254 mm / 10.0 in / 10.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bricklin SV-1

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