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TVR Vixen 1600 S2

(1969 model)

Brief specs of 1969 TVR Vixen 1600 S2

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1599 cm3 / 97.6 cu in / 97.6 cu in, 65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 130.0 N·m / 95.9 lb·ft / 95.9 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TVRIssued from1969
ModelVixen 1600 S2Issued until
SerieVixenNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTVRCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3683 mm / 145.0 in / 145.0 inTotal (curb) weight738 kg / 1627 lb / 1627 lb
Width1626 mm / 64.0 in / 64.0 inDry weight
Height1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2286 mm / 90.0 in / 90.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inWeight distribution (front)48.3 % / 48.3 % / 48.3 %
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.61  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.68 m2 / 18.1 sq ft / 18.1 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 ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.6 mm / 3.06 in / 3.06 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supply1 We carbEngine displacement1599 cm3 / 97.6 cu in / 97.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity399.75 cm3/cylinder / 24.394 cu in/cylinder / 24.394 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power65.6 kW / 88.0 hp / 88.0 hp at 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque130.0 N·m / 95.9 lb·ft / 95.9 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)24.5 kW / 32.8 hp / 32.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output41.0 kW/l / 0.902 bhp/cu in / 0.902 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque81.3 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.89

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.40 s / 7.40 s / 7.40 sTop (maximal) speed175 km/h / 109 mph / 109 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.50 s / 10.50 s / 10.50 sPower-to-weight ratio119.2 kW/ton / 90.3 bhp/ton / 90.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)41.70 s / 41.70 s / 41.70 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 & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle9.4 m / 30.8 ft / 30.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of TVR Vixen 1600 S2

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