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Gilbern GT MK I

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Gilbern GT MK I

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1588 cm3 / 96.9 cu in / 96.9 cu in, 59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 118.0 N·m / 87.0 lb·ft / 87.0 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 151 km/h / 94 mph / 94 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)GilbernIssued from1959
ModelGT MK IIssued until
SerieGTNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGilbernCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3810 mm / 150.0 in / 150.0 inTotal (curb) weight876 kg / 1931 lb / 1931 lb
Width1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inDry weight
Height1283 mm / 50.5 in / 50.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2362 mm / 93.0 in / 93.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.61  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.66 m2 / 17.9 sq ft / 17.9 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 ManufacturerMGValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore75.4 mm / 2.97 in / 2.97 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.85
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement1588 cm3 / 96.9 cu in / 96.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity397.00 cm3/cylinder / 24.226 cu in/cylinder / 24.226 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power59.7 kW / 80.1 hp / 80.1 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque118.0 N·m / 87.0 lb·ft / 87.0 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)21.4 kW / 28.7 hp / 28.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.6 kW/l / 0.826 bhp/cu in / 0.826 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) ratio3.73

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)9.50 s / 9.50 s / 9.50 sTop (maximal) speed151 km/h / 94 mph / 94 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)13.80 s / 13.80 s / 13.80 sPower-to-weight ratio91.3 kW/ton / 69.2 bhp/ton / 69.2 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Gilbern GT MK I

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