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Bristol 408

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Bristol 408

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5130 cm3 / 313.1 cu in / 313.1 cu in, 186.4 kW / 250.0 hp / 250.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 460.0 N·m / 339.3 lb·ft / 339.3 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 203 km/h / 126 mph / 126 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BristolIssued from1963
Model408Issued until
Serie408Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBristol Aeroplane Co.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5010 l / 176.93 cu ft / 176.93 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4915 mm / 193.5 in / 193.5 inTotal (curb) weight1600 kg / 3527 lb / 3527 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2896 mm / 114.0 in / 114.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity72 l / 15.8 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.20 m2 / 23.7 sq ft / 23.7 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 (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerChryslerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore98.5 mm / 3.88 in / 3.88 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.1 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.17
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement5130 cm3 / 313.1 cu in / 313.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity641.25 cm3/cylinder / 39.131 cu in/cylinder / 39.131 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power186.4 kW / 250.0 hp / 250.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque460.0 N·m / 339.3 lb·ft / 339.3 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)61.1 kW / 81.9 hp / 81.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output36.3 kW/l / 0.799 bhp/cu in / 0.799 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque89.7 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.31

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.20 s / 7.20 s / 7.20 sTop (maximal) speed203 km/h / 126 mph / 126 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.20 s / 9.20 s / 9.20 sPower-to-weight ratio156.2 kW/ton / 118.4 bhp/ton / 118.4 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bristol 408

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