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Jensen CV8 FF

(1965 model)

Brief specs of 1965 Jensen CV8 FF

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6286 cm3 / 383.6 cu in / 383.6 cu in, 246.1 kW / 330.0 hp / 330.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 576.0 N·m / 424.8 lb·ft / 424.8 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 208 km/h / 129 mph / 129 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JensenIssued from1965
ModelCV8 FFIssued 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) weight1594 kg / 3514 lb / 3514 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 front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance191 mm / 7.5 in / 7.5 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 constructionBore108.0 mm / 4.25 in / 4.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.8 mm / 3.38 in / 3.38 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.26
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement6286 cm3 / 383.6 cu in / 383.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity785.75 cm3/cylinder / 47.949 cu in/cylinder / 47.949 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power246.1 kW / 330.0 hp / 330.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque576.0 N·m / 424.8 lb·ft / 424.8 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)85.6 kW / 114.8 hp / 114.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.1 kW/l / 0.860 bhp/cu in / 0.860 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque91.6 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.00 s / 5.00 s / 5.00 sTop (maximal) speed208 km/h / 129 mph / 129 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.70 s / 6.70 s / 6.70 sPower-to-weight ratio207.0 kW/ton / 156.9 bhp/ton / 156.9 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-lock3.3Turning circle11.6 m / 38.1 ft / 38.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, 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 FF

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