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Marcos Mantula 3.9i V8 Spyder

(1992 model)

Brief specs of 1992 Marcos Mantula 3.9i V8 Spyder

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3946 cm3 / 240.8 cu in / 240.8 cu in, 129.0 kW / 173.0 hp / 173.0 hp @ 4550 rpm / 4550 rpm / 4550 rpm, 291.0 N·m / 214.6 lb·ft / 214.6 lb·ft @ 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MarcosIssued from1992
ModelMantula 3.9i V8 SpyderIssued until
SerieMantulaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMarcosCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3680 l / 129.96 cu ft / 129.96 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4153 mm / 163.5 in / 163.5 inTotal (curb) weight890 kg / 1962 lb / 1962 lb
Width1588 mm / 62.5 in / 62.5 inDry weight
Height1080 mm / 42.5 in / 42.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2273 mm / 89.5 in / 89.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1283 mm / 50.5 in / 50.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1378 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity48 l / 10.6 UK gal / 12.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.83  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.46 m2 / 15.7 sq ft / 15.7 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 (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerRoverValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore94.0 mm / 3.70 in / 3.70 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke71.1 mm / 2.80 in / 2.80 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.32
Fuel supplyLucas L-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement3946 cm3 / 240.8 cu in / 240.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity493.25 cm3/cylinder / 30.100 cu in/cylinder / 30.100 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.3 : 1
SumpMax. output power129.0 kW / 173.0 hp / 173.0 hp at 4550 rpm / 4550 rpm / 4550 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque291.0 N·m / 214.6 lb·ft / 214.6 lb·ft at 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm / 3250 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)51.6 kW / 69.2 hp / 69.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.7 kW/l / 0.718 bhp/cu in / 0.718 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque73.8 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.79
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.09

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio194.4 kW/ton / 147.3 bhp/ton / 147.3 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Marcos Mantula 3.9i V8 Spyder

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