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Fairthorpe TX-I

(1965 model)

Brief specs of 1965 Fairthorpe TX-I

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1500 cm3 / 91.5 cu in / 91.5 cu in, 58.2 kW / 78.0 hp / 78.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 131.0 N·m / 96.6 lb·ft / 96.6 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 174 km/h / 108 mph / 108 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FairthorpeIssued from1965
ModelTX-IIssued until
SerieTXNumber 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

Length3760 mm / 148.0 in / 148.0 inTotal (curb) weight712 kg / 1570 lb / 1570 lb
Width1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inDry weight
Height1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2235 mm / 88.0 in / 88.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1245 mm / 49.0 in / 49.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1283 mm / 50.5 in / 50.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.58 m2 / 17.0 sq ft / 17.0 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) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.8 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supply1 We carbEngine displacement1500 cm3 / 91.5 cu in / 91.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity375.00 cm3/cylinder / 22.884 cu in/cylinder / 22.884 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power58.2 kW / 78.0 hp / 78.0 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque131.0 N·m / 96.6 lb·ft / 96.6 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.3 kW / 31.2 hp / 31.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output38.8 kW/l / 0.853 bhp/cu in / 0.853 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque87.3 N·m/l / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.89

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed174 km/h / 108 mph / 108 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio109.5 kW/ton / 83.0 bhp/ton / 83.0 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-lockTurning circle7.3 m / 24.0 ft / 24.0 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 TX-I

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