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Jensen CV8 Mk I

(1962 model)

Brief specs of 1962 Jensen CV8 Mk I

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5913 cm3 / 360.8 cu in / 360.8 cu in, 227.4 kW / 304.9 hp / 304.9 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 535.0 N·m / 394.6 lb·ft / 394.6 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 211 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JensenIssued from1962
ModelCV8 Mk IIssued until
SerieCV8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerJensenCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4686 mm / 184.5 in / 184.5 inTotal (curb) weight1517 kg / 3344 lb / 3344 lb
Width1715 mm / 67.5 in / 67.5 inDry weight
Height1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2667 mm / 105.0 in / 105.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1420 mm / 55.9 in / 55.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1445 mm / 56.9 in / 56.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity72 l / 15.8 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.04 m2 / 21.9 sq ft / 21.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerChryslerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore104.8 mm / 4.13 in / 4.13 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.7 mm / 3.38 in / 3.38 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.22
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement5913 cm3 / 360.8 cu in / 360.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity739.13 cm3/cylinder / 45.104 cu in/cylinder / 45.104 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power227.4 kW / 304.9 hp / 304.9 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque535.0 N·m / 394.6 lb·ft / 394.6 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)64.1 kW / 86.0 hp / 86.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output38.5 kW/l / 0.845 bhp/cu in / 0.845 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque90.5 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.30 s / 6.30 s / 6.30 sTop (maximal) speed211 km/h / 131 mph / 131 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.40 s / 8.40 s / 8.40 sPower-to-weight ratio201.1 kW/ton / 152.3 bhp/ton / 152.3 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-lock3.3Turning circle11.6 m / 38.1 ft / 38.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontDunlop R.S. 6.70 x 15Tyres rearDunlop R.S. 6.70 x 15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jensen CV8 Mk I

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