2003 Bristol Blenheim Speedster

The Blenheim Speedster is a rear wheel drive convertible/cabriolet road car with a front positioned engine, sold by Bristol. Powering the Bristol Blenheim Speedster is an overhead valve, 5.9 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder and 529 N·m (390 lb·ft/53.9 kgm) respectively. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed automatic transmission. Quoted kerb weight is 1395 kg.


Bristol Blenheim Speedster -
Bristol Blenheim Speedster
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Key facts

2003 Bristol Blenheim Speedster information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4674 mm
How heavy?
1395 kg
What size engine?
5.9 litre, 5898 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
How much torque?
529 Nm / 390 ft.lb / 53.9 kgm
2003 Bristol Blenheim Speedster data
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2890 mm 113.8 inches
Track/tread (front) 1422 mm 56 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1435 mm 56.5 inches
Length 4674 mm 184 inches
Width 1752 mm 69 inches
Height 1118 mm 44 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.62
Kerb weight 1395 kg 3075 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 136.4 litres 30 UK Gal 36 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.9 litre
5898 cc
(359.918 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 90.93 mm
4 × 3.58 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
Specific output
maximum torque 529 Nm (390 ft·lb) (53.9 kgm)
Specific torque 89.69 Nm/litre
1.08 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9.25:1
Fuel system SMPFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1127.1 kPa (163.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 737.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.90 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.8Li.
Wheel size front 8 x 17
Wheel size rear 8 x 17
Tyres front 255/55 x 17
Tyres rear 255/55 x 17
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio 2.88
Carfolio.com ID104610
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2003 Bristol Blenheim Speedster added 2003-01-04.
Last modified 2013-02-28.