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Fairthorpe Rockette

(1962 model)

Brief specs of 1962 Fairthorpe Rockette

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1596 cm3 / 97.4 cu in / 97.4 cu in, 53.7 kW / 72.0 hp / 72.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 159 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FairthorpeIssued from1962
ModelRocketteIssued until
SerieRocketteNumber 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

Length3734 mm / 147.0 in / 147.0 inTotal (curb) weight711 kg / 1567 lb / 1567 lb
Width1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inDry weight
Height1168 mm / 46.0 in / 46.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2235 mm / 88.0 in / 88.0 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 clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.46 m2 / 15.7 sq ft / 15.7 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 ManufacturerTriumphValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore66.7 mm / 2.63 in / 2.63 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.0 mm / 2.99 in / 2.99 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.88
Fuel supply2 So carbsEngine displacement1596 cm3 / 97.4 cu in / 97.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity266.00 cm3/cylinder / 16.232 cu in/cylinder / 16.232 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power53.7 kW / 72.0 hp / 72.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque126.0 N·m / 92.9 lb·ft / 92.9 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)17.7 kW / 23.7 hp / 23.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.6 kW/l / 0.739 bhp/cu in / 0.739 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque79.0 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.11

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)9.20 s / 9.20 s / 9.20 sTop (maximal) speed159 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)13.70 s / 13.70 s / 13.70 sPower-to-weight ratio101.3 kW/ton / 76.7 bhp/ton / 76.7 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.75Turning circle7.3 m / 24.0 ft / 24.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Fairthorpe Rockette

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