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Panther Solo 2

(1987 model)

Brief specs of 1987 Panther Solo 2

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1993 cm3 / 121.6 cu in / 121.6 cu in, 152.1 kW / 204.0 hp / 204.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 271.0 N·m / 199.9 lb·ft / 199.9 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, all wheel drive, 232 km/h / 144 mph / 144 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PantherIssued from1987
ModelSolo 2Issued until
SerieSoloNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPantherCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4343 mm / 171.0 in / 171.0 inTotal (curb) weight1340 kg / 2954 lb / 2954 lb
Width1780 mm / 70.1 in / 70.1 inDry weight
Height1180 mm / 46.5 in / 46.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2530 mm / 99.6 in / 99.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1515 mm / 59.6 in / 59.6 inWeight distribution (front)46.0 % / 46.0 % / 46.0 %
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.1 UK gal / 14.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.32Frontal area (A)1.79 m2 / 19.2 sq ft / 19.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.57 m2 / 6.1 sq ft / 6.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)14.2 kW / 19.0 hp / 19.0 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFord/CosworthValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionaluminium alloy head & cast iron blockBore90.8 mm / 3.57 in / 3.57 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke77.0 mm / 3.03 in / 3.03 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.18
Fuel supplyWe-Ma fuel inj.Engine displacement1993 cm3 / 121.6 cu in / 121.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.25 cm3/cylinder / 30.405 cu in/cylinder / 30.405 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power152.1 kW / 204.0 hp / 204.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque271.0 N·m / 199.9 lb·ft / 199.9 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeGarettMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)78.3 kW / 105.0 hp / 105.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output76.3 kW/l / 1.677 bhp/cu in / 1.677 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque136.0 N·m/l / 1.19 lb·ft/cu in / 1.19 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driveall wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.8
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.52

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.30 s / 5.30 s / 5.30 sTop (maximal) speed232 km/h / 144 mph / 144 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.80 s / 6.80 s / 6.80 sPower-to-weight ratio152.2 kW/ton / 115.3 bhp/ton / 115.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)18.20 s / 18.20 s / 18.20 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time15.30 s / 15.30 s / 15.30 s (top 93 km/h / 58 mph / 58 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time27.40 s / 27.40 s / 27.40 s CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.9Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs
Wheels front6 x 15Wheels rear6 x 15
Tyres frontGoodyear Eagle 195/50 VR 15Tyres rearGoodyear Eagle 205/50 VR 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front262 mm / 10.3 in / 10.3 inBrake diameter rear274 mm / 10.8 in / 10.8 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Panther Solo 2

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