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Fairthorpe TX-GT

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Fairthorpe TX-GT

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in, 77.6 kW / 104.1 hp / 104.1 hp @ 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm, 159.0 N·m / 117.3 lb·ft / 117.3 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 177 km/h / 110 mph / 110 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FairthorpeIssued from1968
ModelTX-GTIssued 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

Length3360 mm / 132.3 in / 132.3 inTotal (curb) weight813 kg / 1792 lb / 1792 lb
Width1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inDry weight
Height1181 mm / 46.5 in / 46.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2108 mm / 83.0 in / 83.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1257 mm / 49.5 in / 49.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1257 mm / 49.5 in / 49.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity44 l / 9.7 UK gal / 11.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.59  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.53 m2 / 16.5 sq ft / 16.5 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 constructionBore74.7 mm / 2.94 in / 2.94 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.0 mm / 2.99 in / 2.99 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.98
Fuel supply2 St carbsEngine displacement1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity333.00 cm3/cylinder / 20.321 cu in/cylinder / 20.321 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power77.6 kW / 104.1 hp / 104.1 hp at 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque159.0 N·m / 117.3 lb·ft / 117.3 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)29.6 kW / 39.7 hp / 39.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output38.8 kW/l / 0.854 bhp/cu in / 0.854 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque79.6 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.27

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed177 km/h / 110 mph / 110 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.80 s / 9.80 s / 9.80 sPower-to-weight ratio127.9 kW/ton / 96.9 bhp/ton / 96.9 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle7.7 m / 25.3 ft / 25.3 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm, 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-GT

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