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Fairthorpe Atom Mark IIA

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Fairthorpe Atom Mark IIA

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 322 cm3 / 19.6 cu in / 19.6 cu in, 11.2 kW / 15.0 hp / 15.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FairthorpeIssued from1955
ModelAtom Mark IIAIssued until
SerieAtomNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFairthorpeCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3658 mm / 144.0 in / 144.0 inTotal (curb) weight417 kg / 919 lb / 919 lb
Width1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inDry weight
Height1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2261 mm / 89.0 in / 89.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1143 mm / 45.0 in / 45.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance191 mm / 7.5 in / 7.5 inFuel capacity20 l / 4.5 UK gal / 5.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.78 m2 / 19.1 sq ft / 19.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders2
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerAnzaniValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore60.0 mm / 2.36 in / 2.36 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke57.0 mm / 2.24 in / 2.24 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supply1 Am carbEngine displacement322 cm3 / 19.6 cu in / 19.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity161.00 cm3/cylinder / 9.825 cu in/cylinder / 9.825 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio6.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power11.2 kW / 15.0 hp / 15.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)4.5 kW / 6.0 hp / 6.0 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output34.8 kW/l / 0.764 bhp/cu in / 0.764 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio6.96

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio36.0 kW/ton / 27.3 bhp/ton / 27.3 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 locationrearEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Fairthorpe Atom Mark IIA

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