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Fairthorpe Zeta

(1962 model)

Brief specs of 1962 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, 108.1 kW / 145.0 hp / 145.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 220.0 N·m / 162.3 lb·ft / 162.3 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FairthorpeIssued from1962
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) weight687 kg / 1515 lb / 1515 lb
Width1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inDry weight
Height1168 mm / 46.0 in / 46.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2223 mm / 87.5 in / 87.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1118 mm / 44.0 in / 44.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6  

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) 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 power108.1 kW / 145.0 hp / 145.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque220.0 N·m / 162.3 lb·ft / 162.3 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)43.2 kW / 58.0 hp / 58.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.3 kW/l / 0.930 bhp/cu in / 0.930 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque86.2 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 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)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio211.1 kW/ton / 159.9 bhp/ton / 159.9 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-lock3.3Turning circle7.6 m / 24.9 ft / 24.9 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, 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 Zeta

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