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Turner Climax Sports

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Turner Climax Sports

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1098 cm3 / 67.0 cu in / 67.0 cu in, 55.9 kW / 75.0 hp / 75.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 93.0 N·m / 68.6 lb·ft / 68.6 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 159 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TurnerIssued from1959
ModelClimax SportsIssued until
SerieClimaxNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTurnerCountryUK

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

Length3505 mm / 138.0 in / 138.0 inTotal (curb) weight622 kg / 1371 lb / 1371 lb
Width1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inDry weight
Height1194 mm / 47.0 in / 47.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2045 mm / 80.5 in / 80.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1156 mm / 45.5 in / 45.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1137 mm / 44.8 in / 44.8 inWeight distribution (front)51.1 % / 51.1 % / 51.1 %
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity26 l / 5.7 UK gal / 6.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.31 m2 / 14.1 sq ft / 14.1 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 ManufacturerCoventry-ClimaxValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore72.4 mm / 2.85 in / 2.85 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke66.7 mm / 2.63 in / 2.63 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement1098 cm3 / 67.0 cu in / 67.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity274.50 cm3/cylinder / 16.751 cu in/cylinder / 16.751 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power55.9 kW / 75.0 hp / 75.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque93.0 N·m / 68.6 lb·ft / 68.6 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)17.0 kW / 22.8 hp / 22.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.9 kW/l / 1.119 bhp/cu in / 1.119 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque84.7 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.5

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)9.50 s / 9.50 s / 9.50 sTop (maximal) speed159 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)12.80 s / 12.80 s / 12.80 sPower-to-weight ratio120.6 kW/ton / 91.4 bhp/ton / 91.4 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-lock2.3Turning circle10.6 m / 34.8 ft / 34.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Turner Climax Sports

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