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Bristol 450

(1950 model)

Brief specs of 1950 Bristol 450

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 1971 cm3 / 120.3 cu in / 120.3 cu in, 114.0 kW / 152.9 hp / 152.9 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BristolIssued from1950
Model450Issued until
Serie450Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBristol Aeroplane Co.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4080 l / 144.08 cu ft / 144.08 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4480 mm / 176.4 in / 176.4 inTotal (curb) weight730 kg / 1609 lb / 1609 lb
Width1660 mm / 65.4 in / 65.4 inDry weight
Height1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2480 mm / 97.6 in / 97.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity54 l / 11.9 UK gal / 14.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.16 m2 / 23.2 sq ft / 23.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke96.0 mm / 3.78 in / 3.78 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.69
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1971 cm3 / 120.3 cu in / 120.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity328.43 cm3/cylinder / 20.042 cu in/cylinder / 20.042 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power114.0 kW / 152.9 hp / 152.9 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)45.6 kW / 61.2 hp / 61.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output57.8 kW/l / 1.271 bhp/cu in / 1.271 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio212.3 kW/ton / 160.9 bhp/ton / 160.9 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front5.50x16Tyres rear5.75x16
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bristol 450

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