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Fairthorpe Electron

(1957 model)

Brief specs of 1957 Fairthorpe Electron

2-door 2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1098 cm3 / 67.0 cu in / 67.0 cu in, 52.9 kW / 70.9 hp / 70.9 hp @ 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm, 91.0 N·m / 67.1 lb·ft / 67.1 lb·ft @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FairthorpeIssued from1957
ModelElectronIssued until
SerieElectronNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFairthorpeCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3658 mm / 144.0 in / 144.0 inTotal (curb) weight522 kg / 1151 lb / 1151 lb
Width1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inDry weight
Height1168 mm / 46.0 in / 46.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2134 mm / 84.0 in / 84.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance191 mm / 7.5 in / 7.5 inFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.51 m2 / 16.3 sq ft / 16.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerCoventry-ClimaxValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore72.4 mm / 2.85 in / 2.85 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke66.7 mm / 2.63 in / 2.63 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement1098 cm3 / 67.0 cu in / 67.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity274.50 cm3/cylinder / 16.751 cu in/cylinder / 16.751 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power52.9 kW / 70.9 hp / 70.9 hp at 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque91.0 N·m / 67.1 lb·ft / 67.1 lb·ft at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)12.3 kW / 16.5 hp / 16.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output48.2 kW/l / 1.059 bhp/cu in / 1.059 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.9 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.4

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)14.00 s / 14.00 s / 14.00 sPower-to-weight ratio136.0 kW/ton / 103.1 bhp/ton / 103.1 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-lock2.3Turning circle9.8 m / 32.2 ft / 32.2 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, 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 Electron

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