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Fiat 131 Racing

(1981 model)

Brief specs of 1981 Fiat 131 Racing

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 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, 84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 167.0 N·m / 123.2 lb·ft / 123.2 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 180 km/h / 112 mph / 112 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FiatIssued from1981
Model131 RacingIssued until
Serie131Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFiat GroupCountryIT,BR,AR,TR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4230 mm / 166.5 in / 166.5 inTotal (curb) weight1020 kg / 2249 lb / 2249 lb
Width1660 mm / 65.4 in / 65.4 inDry weight
Height1400 mm / 55.1 in / 55.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2490 mm / 98.0 in / 98.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1330 mm / 52.4 in / 52.4 inWeight distribution (front)54.0 % / 54.0 % / 54.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.7  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.98 m2 / 21.3 sq ft / 21.3 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 34 ADF 15 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 ratio8.9 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque167.0 N·m / 123.2 lb·ft / 123.2 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)33.7 kW / 45.2 hp / 45.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.3 kW/l / 0.929 bhp/cu in / 0.929 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque83.7 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.87
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed180 km/h / 112 mph / 112 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio110.8 kW/ton / 83.9 bhp/ton / 83.9 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-lock3.5Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Lower wishbone, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle,2TrailLow Radius arms, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front185/70 SR 13Tyres rear185/70 SR 13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front227 mm / 8.9 in / 8.9 inBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Fiat 131 Racing

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