Triumph Spitfire 1500 Specification Page

spitfire side

I always like the collect the specifications for any car I own and the Spitfire is no different so here are the complete Triumph Spitfire 1500 Nor

Performance

Top Speed 151.3 km/h / 94.0 mph
0 – 60 mph (0-95 kmh) 15.4 seconds
0 – ΒΌ mile 20.2 seconds
Lateral Acceleration 0.720g
Fuel consumption 16 km per litre / 38 mpg

Dimensions

dimensions

A – Overall Height (Hood Up) 3′ 9 3/4″

B – Overall Length 12′ 4 3/4″

C – Wheelbase 6′ 11″

D – Overall Width 4′ 10″

E – Track (front) 4′ 1″

F- Track (rear) 4′ 2″

G – Ground Clearance 4 1/2″

H – Roof to Seat Cushion 35″

J – Steering Wheel to Seat Cushion 7″

K – Seat Squab to Clutch Pedal 35 1/2 – 41 1/2″

Engine

Configuration Inline Four
Valvetrain OHV
Fuel System Single Zenith Strombergs – manual choke
Displacement 1493 cc / 91.1 cid
Power 42.5-43.5 kw / 57.0-61.0 bhp @ 5000 rpm
Torque 98.97 nm / 73.0 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
Bore 73.7 mm / 2.9″
Stroke 87.5 mm / 3.44″
Compression ratio 7.5:1 (North America except 1976 – 9.0:1) – 9.0:1 (Non-North America and 1976 North American model)
Weight (approx) 220 lbs. (100kgs) stripped plus weight of manifolds and flywheel

Fuel System

carb

Carburetor (non – North America market) Twin SHUS4 side draughts
Carburetor (North America 1970-1974) Single Stromberg 150 CDSE side draught
Carburetor (North America 1975, 1979-1980) Single Stromberg 150 CD4 side draught
Carburetor (North America 1976-1978) Single Stomberg 150 CD4T side draught
Carburetor (California) Single Stromberg CD4T 150 auto-choke, side draught

Drivetrain

gearbox

Configuration Front Engine / Rear Wheel Drive
Type 4 speed gearbox, direct gear change, synchromesh on all gears. J type overdrive option
1st Gear Ratio 3.75:1
2nd Gear Ratio 2.16:1
3rd Gear Ratio 1.39:1
3rd Gear Ratio (O/D) 1.11:1
4th Gear Ratio 1.00:1
4th Gear Ratio (O/D) 0.797:1
Reverse 3.99
Final Drive Ratio – North America 3.89:1
Final Drive Ratio – Rest of World 3.63:1

Suspension

74mk4chassis

Steering Rack and pinion with impact absorbing steering column
Front Suspension Independent double wishbone type, coil springs, telescopic dampers, and anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension Independent swing axle, transverse leaf spring with pivoting, telescopic dampers, and trailing radius arms
Wheels 33.0 x 11.4 cm / 13.0″ x 4.5″ – pressed steel
Tires 155 SR-13 (modern equivalent – 175/70R13)

3.75 turns lock to lock. Turning radius: 24 ft (7.32m).

Brakes

brakes

Front 229 mm / 9.0″ hydraulic discs
Rear 178 mm / 7.0″ hydraulic drums

Misc

Electrics 12V negative earth. 43A/hr battery and alternator charging system

1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500

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