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Triumph Spitfire 1500

(1975 model)

Brief specs of 1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1493 cm3 / 91.1 cu in / 91.1 cu in, 52.9 kW / 70.9 hp / 70.9 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 111.0 N·m / 81.9 lb·ft / 81.9 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TriumphIssued from1975
ModelSpitfire 1500Issued until
SerieSpitfireNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTriumphCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3050 l / 107.71 cu ft / 107.71 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3734 mm / 147.0 in / 147.0 inTotal (curb) weight815 kg / 1797 lb / 1797 lb
Width1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inDry weight
Height1207 mm / 47.5 in / 47.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2108 mm / 83.0 in / 83.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1245 mm / 49.0 in / 49.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance118 mm / 4.6 in / 4.6 inFuel capacity33 l / 7.3 UK gal / 8.7 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.49 m2 / 16.0 sq ft / 16.0 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerTriumphValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore73.7 mm / 2.90 in / 2.90 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke87.5 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.84
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement1493 cm3 / 91.1 cu in / 91.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity373.25 cm3/cylinder / 22.777 cu in/cylinder / 22.777 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power52.9 kW / 70.9 hp / 70.9 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque111.0 N·m / 81.9 lb·ft / 81.9 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)25.6 kW / 34.4 hp / 34.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.4 kW/l / 0.779 bhp/cu in / 0.779 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque74.3 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.79
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.63

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)8.00 s / 8.00 s / 8.00 sTop (maximal) speed161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)11.20 s / 11.20 s / 11.20 sPower-to-weight ratio87.1 kW/ton / 66.0 bhp/ton / 66.0 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-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent,SA, Trailing arm, Transverse leaf spring
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front150/80-R13Tyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Triumph Spitfire 1500

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