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Volkswagen SP2

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Volkswagen SP2

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1679 cm3 / 102.5 cu in / 102.5 cu in, 47.7 kW / 64.0 hp / 64.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 113.0 N·m / 83.3 lb·ft / 83.3 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1972
ModelSP2Issued until
SerieSP2Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryBR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3860 l / 136.31 cu ft / 136.31 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4217 mm / 166.0 in / 166.0 inTotal (curb) weight890 kg / 1962 lb / 1962 lb
Width1610 mm / 63.4 in / 63.4 inDry weight
Height1158 mm / 45.6 in / 45.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1342 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance149 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.58 m2 / 17.1 sq ft / 17.1 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 Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore88.0 mm / 3.46 in / 3.46 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.0 mm / 2.72 in / 2.72 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.28
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1679 cm3 / 102.5 cu in / 102.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity419.75 cm3/cylinder / 25.615 cu in/cylinder / 25.615 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power47.7 kW / 64.0 hp / 64.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque113.0 N·m / 83.3 lb·ft / 83.3 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)19.1 kW / 25.6 hp / 25.6 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output28.4 kW/l / 0.624 bhp/cu in / 0.624 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque67.3 N·m/l / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.89
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.88

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio71.9 kW/ton / 54.5 bhp/ton / 54.5 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 locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringworm & rollerSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearIndependent, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front185/80-SR14Tyres rear185/80-SR14
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen SP2

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