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TVR Vixen 1.6 S3

(1970 model)

Brief specs of 1970 TVR Vixen 1.6 S3

2-door 2-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 1599 cm3 / 97.6 cu in / 97.6 cu in, 62.0 kW / 83.1 hp / 83.1 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 125.0 N·m / 92.2 lb·ft / 92.2 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TVRIssued from1970
ModelVixen 1.6 S3Issued until
SerieVixenNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTVRCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3710 l / 131.02 cu ft / 131.02 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3690 mm / 145.3 in / 145.3 inTotal (curb) weight787 kg / 1735 lb / 1735 lb
Width1630 mm / 64.2 in / 64.2 inDry weight
Height1230 mm / 48.4 in / 48.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2290 mm / 90.2 in / 90.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance130 mm / 5.1 in / 5.1 inFuel capacity58 l / 12.8 UK gal / 15.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.61  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.70 m2 / 18.3 sq ft / 18.3 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 valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore81.1 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.6 mm / 3.06 in / 3.06 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1599 cm3 / 97.6 cu in / 97.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity400.86 cm3/cylinder / 24.462 cu in/cylinder / 24.462 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpdryMax. output power62.0 kW / 83.1 hp / 83.1 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque125.0 N·m / 92.2 lb·ft / 92.2 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.6 kW / 15.6 hp / 15.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output38.8 kW/l / 0.852 bhp/cu in / 0.852 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque78.2 N·m/l / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in / 0.68 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.90 s / 6.90 s / 6.90 sTop (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio106.7 kW/ton / 80.8 bhp/ton / 80.8 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 circle8.0 m / 26.2 ft / 26.2 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
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 1.6 S3

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