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Tornado Talisman GT

(1961 model)

Brief specs of 1961 Tornado Talisman GT

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1340 cm3 / 81.8 cu in / 81.8 cu in, 41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 99.0 N·m / 73.0 lb·ft / 73.0 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TornadoIssued from1961
ModelTalisman GTIssued until
SerieTalismanNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTornadoCountryUK

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

Length3810 mm / 150.0 in / 150.0 inTotal (curb) weight650 kg / 1433 lb / 1433 lb
Width1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inDry weight
Height1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2407 mm / 94.8 in / 94.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance165 mm / 6.5 in / 6.5 inFuel capacity41 l / 9.0 UK gal / 10.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.58  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.58 m2 / 17.0 sq ft / 17.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFord/CosworthValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke65.0 mm / 2.56 in / 2.56 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement1340 cm3 / 81.8 cu in / 81.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity335.00 cm3/cylinder / 20.443 cu in/cylinder / 20.443 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power41.0 kW / 55.0 hp / 55.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque99.0 N·m / 73.0 lb·ft / 73.0 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)16.4 kW / 22.0 hp / 22.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output30.6 kW/l / 0.672 bhp/cu in / 0.672 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque73.9 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.11

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio84.6 kW/ton / 64.1 bhp/ton / 64.1 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 frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Tornado Talisman GT

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