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Ford Capri RS 3100

(1973 model)

Brief specs of 1973 Ford Capri RS 3100

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3091 cm3 / 188.6 cu in / 188.6 cu in, 110.4 kW / 148.0 hp / 148.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 254.0 N·m / 187.3 lb·ft / 187.3 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 201 km/h / 125 mph / 125 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1973
ModelCapri RS 3100Issued until
SerieCapriNumber made248
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4303 mm / 169.4 in / 169.4 inTotal (curb) weight1050 kg / 2315 lb / 2315 lb
Width1646 mm / 64.8 in / 64.8 inDry weight
Height1288 mm / 50.7 in / 50.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2560 mm / 100.8 in / 100.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1379 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1352 mm / 53.2 in / 53.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.37Frontal area (A)1.80 m2 / 19.4 sq ft / 19.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.67 m2 / 7.2 sq ft / 7.2 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.6 kW / 22.2 hp / 22.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (60.0° vee)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore95.2 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.4 mm / 2.85 in / 2.85 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.31
Fuel supply1 We 40 DFA carbEngine displacement3091 cm3 / 188.6 cu in / 188.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity515.17 cm3/cylinder / 31.438 cu in/cylinder / 31.438 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power110.4 kW / 148.0 hp / 148.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque254.0 N·m / 187.3 lb·ft / 187.3 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)59.4 kW / 79.7 hp / 79.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.7 kW/l / 0.785 bhp/cu in / 0.785 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.2 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.09

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed201 km/h / 125 mph / 125 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.30 s / 7.30 s / 7.30 sPower-to-weight ratio140.9 kW/ton / 106.8 bhp/ton / 106.8 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.3Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6.0J x 13Wheels rear6.0J x 13
Tyres front185/70 HR 13Tyres rear185/70 HR 13
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front248 mm / 9.8 in / 9.8 inBrake diameter rear229 mm / 9.0 in / 9.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Capri RS 3100

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