Fiat 124 Sport Spider, 1981 MY

The Fiat 124 Sport Spider is a rear wheel drive automobile, with the engine located in the front, and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body designed by Pininfarina. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 2 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 78 bhp (79 PS/58 kW) of power at 5000 rpm. This power is transmitted to the wheels through a 5 speed manual transmission. Its quoted weight at the kerb is 1070 kg. It is claimed to achieve a top speed of 169 km/h (105 mph).

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Fiat 124 Sport Spider, 1981 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
4140 mm
How heavy?
1070 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1995 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
79 PS / 78 bhp / 58 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
Unknown
How fast?
169 km/h, 105 mph

Fiat 124 models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 1995 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW 1070 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 1995 cm3 87 PS 86 bhp 64 kW 1048 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 1756 cm3 130 PS 128 bhp 95 kW 939 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 1756 cm3 118 PS 116 bhp 87 kW 960 kg
Fiat 124 Spider -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 5M 1608 cm3 112 PS 110 bhp 82 kW 960 kg
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 1438 cm3 91 PS 90 bhp 67 kW 945 kg
1981 Fiat 124 Sport Spider data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
DesignerPininfarina
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2280 mm 89.8 inches
Track/tread (front) 1350 mm 53.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1320 mm 52 inches
Length 4140 mm 163 inches
Width 1610 mm 63.4 inches
Height 1220 mm 48 inches
Ground clearance 125 mm 4.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 1070 kg 2359 lb
Weight distribution 56 % front
fuel tank capacity 45 litres 9.9 UK Gal 11.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1995 cc
(121.742 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 90 mm
3.31 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.93
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAEnet)
79 PS (78 bhp) (58 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output
(SAEnet)
39.1 bhp/litre
0.64 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAEnet)

Specific torque
(SAEnet)
Engine construction cast iron block; light alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.1:1
Fuel system 1 We 28/32 ADHA 7/180 carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM 5500 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 498.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 18 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 169 km/h (105 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 73.91 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
54.36 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
72.9 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.4 kg/kW
30.73 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 2.750
Turning circle 10.40 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension RA.2RA.TLB.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 165 SR 13
Tyres rear 165 SR 13
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter 227 mm
Rear brake diameter 227 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.83
Final drive ratio 3.90
general
Carfolio.com ID100397
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 17.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1981 Fiat 124 Sport Spider added 2002-10-27.
Last modified 2013-02-28.