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Fiat 1200 Spyder

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Fiat 1200 Spyder

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1221 cm3 / 74.5 cu in / 74.5 cu in, 47.0 kW / 63.0 hp / 63.0 hp @ 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm, 83.0 N·m / 61.2 lb·ft / 61.2 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FiatIssued from1959
Model1200 SpyderIssued until
Serie1200Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerPininfarinaCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)2530 l / 89.35 cu ft / 89.35 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4031 mm / 158.7 in / 158.7 inTotal (curb) weight900 kg / 1984 lb / 1984 lb
Width1521 mm / 59.9 in / 59.9 inDry weight
Height1302 mm / 51.3 in / 51.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2340 mm / 92.1 in / 92.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1232 mm / 48.5 in / 48.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1216 mm / 47.9 in / 47.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity39 l / 8.5 UK gal / 10.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.68 m2 / 18.1 sq ft / 18.1 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFiatValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supply1 We carbEngine displacement1221 cm3 / 74.5 cu in / 74.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity305.25 cm3/cylinder / 18.627 cu in/cylinder / 18.627 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power47.0 kW / 63.0 hp / 63.0 hp at 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm / 5300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque83.0 N·m / 61.2 lb·ft / 61.2 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)14.9 kW / 20.0 hp / 20.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output38.5 kW/l / 0.846 bhp/cu in / 0.846 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque68.0 N·m/l / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.3

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)19.10 s / 19.10 s / 19.10 sPower-to-weight ratio70.0 kW/ton / 53.0 bhp/ton / 53.0 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front640-65Tyres rear135/80-SR13
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Fiat 1200 Spyder

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