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Bristol 408

(1965 model)

Brief specs of 1965 Bristol 408

4-seater, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, 5130 cm3 / 313.1 cu in / 313.1 cu in, 160.0 kW / 214.6 hp / 214.6 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 464.0 N·m / 342.2 lb·ft / 342.2 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BristolIssued from1965
Model408Issued until
Serie408Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBristol Aeroplane Co.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5010 l / 176.93 cu ft / 176.93 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4920 mm / 193.7 in / 193.7 inTotal (curb) weight1585 kg / 3494 lb / 3494 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1510 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2910 mm / 114.6 in / 114.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity81 l / 17.8 UK gal / 21.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.23 m2 / 24.0 sq ft / 24.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.12 m2 / 12.0 sq ft / 12.0 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)27.7 kW / 37.2 hp / 37.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore98.6 mm / 3.88 in / 3.88 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.1 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.17
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement5130 cm3 / 313.1 cu in / 313.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity642.15 cm3/cylinder / 39.186 cu in/cylinder / 39.186 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power160.0 kW / 214.6 hp / 214.6 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque464.0 N·m / 342.2 lb·ft / 342.2 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)64.0 kW / 85.8 hp / 85.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.2 kW/l / 0.685 bhp/cu in / 0.685 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque90.4 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio137.5 kW/ton / 104.2 bhp/ton / 104.2 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bristol 408

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