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Fiat 124 Sport Spider

(1981 model)

Brief specs of 1981 Fiat 124 Sport Spider

2-door 2+2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in, 58.2 kW / 78.0 hp / 78.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FiatIssued from1981
Model124 Sport SpiderIssued until
Serie124Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT,BR,AR,TR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2+2
Bodywork designerPininfarinaCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4140 mm / 163.0 in / 163.0 inTotal (curb) weight1070 kg / 2359 lb / 2359 lb
Width1610 mm / 63.4 in / 63.4 inDry weight
Height1220 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2280 mm / 89.8 in / 89.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inTowing weight
Track rear1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inWeight distribution (front)56.0 % / 56.0 % / 56.0 %
Ground clearance125 mm / 4.9 in / 4.9 inFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.82  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.67 m2 / 18.0 sq ft / 18.0 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 ManufacturerFiatValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block; light alloy headBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supply1 We 28/32 ADHA 7/180 carbEngine displacement1995 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity498.75 cm3/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.1 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power58.2 kW / 78.0 hp / 78.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)23.3 kW / 31.2 hp / 31.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.2 kW/l / 0.641 bhp/cu in / 0.641 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

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 ratio72.9 kW/ton / 55.2 bhp/ton / 55.2 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
Steeringworm & rollerSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.75Turning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearRadius arms,2 Radius arms, Transverse leaf springB, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front165 SR 13Tyres rear165 SR 13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front227 mm / 8.9 in / 8.9 inBrake diameter rear227 mm / 8.9 in / 8.9 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Fiat 124 Sport Spider

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