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Marcos Mantis

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Marcos Mantis

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4601 cm3 / 280.8 cu in / 280.8 cu in, 262.5 kW / 352.0 hp / 352.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 407.0 N·m / 300.2 lb·ft / 300.2 lb·ft @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 248 km/h / 154 mph / 154 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)MarcosIssued from1997
ModelMantisIssued until
SerieMantisNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMarcosCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerLeigh AdamsCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4160 mm / 163.8 in / 163.8 inTotal (curb) weight1189 kg / 2621 lb / 2621 lb
Width1875 mm / 73.8 in / 73.8 inDry weight
Height1016 mm / 40.0 in / 40.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2285 mm / 90.0 in / 90.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inWeight distribution (front)52.0 % / 52.0 % / 52.0 %
Ground clearance120 mm / 4.7 in / 4.7 inFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.82  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.62 m2 / 17.4 sq ft / 17.4 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 valves32
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminium alloy head & blockBore90.2 mm / 3.55 in / 3.55 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supplyFord EEC V fuel injectionEngine displacement4601 cm3 / 280.8 cu in / 280.8 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity575.13 cm3/cylinder / 35.097 cu in/cylinder / 35.097 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.8 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power262.5 kW / 352.0 hp / 352.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque407.0 N·m / 300.2 lb·ft / 300.2 lb·ft at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)84.4 kW / 113.2 hp / 113.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output57.0 kW/l / 1.254 bhp/cu in / 1.254 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque88.5 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.67
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.23

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.00 s / 4.00 s / 4.00 sTop (maximal) speed248 km/h / 154 mph / 154 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.20 s / 5.20 s / 5.20 sPower-to-weight ratio296.1 kW/ton / 224.3 bhp/ton / 224.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)12.50 s / 12.50 s / 12.50 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time13.70 s / 13.70 s / 13.70 s (top 105 km/h / 65 mph / 65 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time25.50 s / 25.50 s / 25.50 s CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.6Turning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent,S, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones
Wheels front8.5 x 17Wheels rear9 x 18
Tyres frontBridgestone 235/40 ZR 17Tyres rearBridgestone 255/55 ZR 18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front284 mm / 11.2 in / 11.2 inBrake diameter rear240 mm / 9.4 in / 9.4 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Marcos Mantis

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