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Fairthorpe TX-S 1500

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Fairthorpe TX-S 1500

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1493 cm3 / 91.1 cu in / 91.1 cu in, 52.9 kW / 70.9 hp / 70.9 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 111.0 N·m / 81.9 lb·ft / 81.9 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FairthorpeIssued from1979
ModelTX-S 1500Issued 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

Length3720 mm / 146.5 in / 146.5 inTotal (curb) weight685 kg / 1510 lb / 1510 lb
Width1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inDry weight
Height1130 mm / 44.5 in / 44.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2110 mm / 83.1 in / 83.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1260 mm / 49.6 in / 49.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1260 mm / 49.6 in / 49.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity44 l / 9.7 UK gal / 11.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.41 m2 / 15.2 sq ft / 15.2 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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore73.7 mm / 2.90 in / 2.90 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke87.5 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.84
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement1493 cm3 / 91.1 cu in / 91.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity373.25 cm3/cylinder / 22.777 cu in/cylinder / 22.777 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power52.9 kW / 70.9 hp / 70.9 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque111.0 N·m / 81.9 lb·ft / 81.9 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)21.2 kW / 28.4 hp / 28.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.4 kW/l / 0.779 bhp/cu in / 0.779 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque74.3 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 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) speed169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio103.7 kW/ton / 78.5 bhp/ton / 78.5 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-lock3.5Turning circle7.7 m / 25.3 ft / 25.3 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Transverse leaf spring, Lower trailing link
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-S 1500

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