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Bristol 406 Zagato

(1958 model)

Brief specs of 1958 Bristol 406 Zagato

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2216 cm3 / 135.2 cu in / 135.2 cu in, 96.9 kW / 129.9 hp / 129.9 hp @ 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm, 179.0 N·m / 132.0 lb·ft / 132.0 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BristolIssued from1958
Model406 ZagatoIssued until
Serie406Number made6
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBristol Aeroplane Co.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerZagatoCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4920 l / 173.75 cu ft / 173.75 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4699 mm / 185.0 in / 185.0 inTotal (curb) weight1120 kg / 2469 lb / 2469 lb
Width1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inDry weight
Height1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2896 mm / 114.0 in / 114.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.90 m2 / 20.5 sq ft / 20.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeType 110Total number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBristolValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore68.7 mm / 2.70 in / 2.70 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke99.6 mm / 3.92 in / 3.92 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.69
Fuel supply3 So carbsEngine displacement2216 cm3 / 135.2 cu in / 135.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity369.33 cm3/cylinder / 22.538 cu in/cylinder / 22.538 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power96.9 kW / 129.9 hp / 129.9 hp at 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm / 5750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque179.0 N·m / 132.0 lb·ft / 132.0 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)38.8 kW / 52.0 hp / 52.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output43.7 kW/l / 0.961 bhp/cu in / 0.961 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque80.8 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio3.32
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio116.1 kW/ton / 87.9 bhp/ton / 87.9 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Transverse leaf spring, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearLive axle, Torsion bar, Radius arms, Watt's linkage
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.00-16Tyres rear6.00-16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bristol 406 Zagato

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