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Bristol 603

(1976 model)

Brief specs of 1976 Bristol 603

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5898 cm3 / 359.9 cu in / 359.9 cu in, 128.3 kW / 172.1 hp / 172.1 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 366.0 N·m / 269.9 lb·ft / 269.9 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BristolIssued from1976
Model603Issued until
Serie603Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBristol Aeroplane Co.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5130 l / 181.16 cu ft / 181.16 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4910 mm / 193.3 in / 193.3 inTotal (curb) weight1785 kg / 3935 lb / 3935 lb
Width1770 mm / 69.7 in / 69.7 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2896 mm / 114.0 in / 114.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity82 l / 18.0 UK gal / 21.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.17 m2 / 23.3 sq ft / 23.3 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 constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.9 mm / 3.58 in / 3.58 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement5898 cm3 / 359.9 cu in / 359.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity737.25 cm3/cylinder / 44.990 cu in/cylinder / 44.990 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power128.3 kW / 172.1 hp / 172.1 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque366.0 N·m / 269.9 lb·ft / 269.9 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)73.5 kW / 98.5 hp / 98.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.8 kW/l / 0.478 bhp/cu in / 0.478 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque62.0 N·m/l / 0.54 lb·ft/cu in / 0.54 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.60 s / 8.60 s / 8.60 sPower-to-weight ratio96.4 kW/ton / 73.0 bhp/ton / 73.0 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-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/80-R15Tyres rear205/80-R15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bristol 603

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