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Marcos LM 500

(1994 model)

Brief specs of 1994 Marcos LM 500

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4998 cm3 / 305.0 cu in / 305.0 cu in, 238.6 kW / 320.0 hp / 320.0 hp @ 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm, 447.0 N·m / 329.7 lb·ft / 329.7 lb·ft @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 266 km/h / 165 mph / 165 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MarcosIssued from1994
ModelLM 500Issued until
SerieLMNumber 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)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight1101 kg / 2427 lb / 2427 lb
WidthDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2273 mm / 89.5 in / 89.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerRoverValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore94.0 mm / 3.70 in / 3.70 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supplyMulti-point fuel injectionEngine displacement4998 cm3 / 305.0 cu in / 305.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity624.75 cm3/cylinder / 38.125 cu in/cylinder / 38.125 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power238.6 kW / 320.0 hp / 320.0 hp at 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm / 5250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque447.0 N·m / 329.7 lb·ft / 329.7 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)92.4 kW / 123.8 hp / 123.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.7 kW/l / 1.049 bhp/cu in / 1.049 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque89.4 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.85
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.06

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)3.60 s / 3.60 s / 3.60 sTop (maximal) speed266 km/h / 165 mph / 165 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.60 s / 4.60 s / 4.60 sPower-to-weight ratio290.6 kW/ton / 220.2 bhp/ton / 220.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)11.90 s / 11.90 s / 11.90 sFuel 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 & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.7Turning circle11.7 m / 38.4 ft / 38.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
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 LM 500

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