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Fairthorpe Zeta

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Fairthorpe Zeta

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2553 cm3 / 155.8 cu in / 155.8 cu in, 102.2 kW / 137.1 hp / 137.1 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 217.0 N·m / 160.1 lb·ft / 160.1 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FairthorpeIssued from1959
ModelZetaIssued until
SerieZetaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFairthorpeCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3556 mm / 140.0 in / 140.0 inTotal (curb) weight673 kg / 1484 lb / 1484 lb
Width1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inDry weight
Height1170 mm / 46.1 in / 46.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2223 mm / 87.5 in / 87.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1334 mm / 52.5 in / 52.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1156 mm / 45.5 in / 45.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance191 mm / 7.5 in / 7.5 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.46 m2 / 15.8 sq ft / 15.8 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 ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supply3 SU carbsEngine displacement2553 cm3 / 155.8 cu in / 155.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity425.50 cm3/cylinder / 25.966 cu in/cylinder / 25.966 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power102.2 kW / 137.1 hp / 137.1 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque217.0 N·m / 160.1 lb·ft / 160.1 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)31.2 kW / 41.9 hp / 41.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output40.0 kW/l / 0.880 bhp/cu in / 0.880 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque85.0 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.7

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.80 s / 5.80 s / 5.80 sTop (maximal) speed209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.90 s / 7.90 s / 7.90 sPower-to-weight ratio203.6 kW/ton / 154.2 bhp/ton / 154.2 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
Steeringworm & bevelSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle9.6 m / 31.5 ft / 31.5 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailshydraulicBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Fairthorpe Zeta

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