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Fairthorpe TX-S 2000

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Fairthorpe TX-S 2000

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in, 94.7 kW / 127.0 hp / 127.0 hp @ 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm, 165.0 N·m / 121.7 lb·ft / 121.7 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FairthorpeIssued from1979
ModelTX-S 2000Issued 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) weight736 kg / 1623 lb / 1623 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 constructionBore90.3 mm / 3.56 in / 3.56 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.0 mm / 3.07 in / 3.07 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.16
Fuel supply2 St carbsEngine displacement1998 cm3 / 121.9 cu in / 121.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity499.50 cm3/cylinder / 30.481 cu in/cylinder / 30.481 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power94.7 kW / 127.0 hp / 127.0 hp at 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm / 5700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque165.0 N·m / 121.7 lb·ft / 121.7 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)37.9 kW / 50.8 hp / 50.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.4 kW/l / 1.042 bhp/cu in / 1.042 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.6 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 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) speed190 km/h / 118 mph / 118 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio172.6 kW/ton / 130.7 bhp/ton / 130.7 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-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 2000

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