1966 Fiat 850 Vanessa

The Fiat 850 Vanessa is a coupé designed by Ghia with 2 doors and a rear mounted engine which transmits its power through the rear wheels. The 0.8 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 4 cylinder unit that develops 47 bhp (47.7 PS/35 kW) of power at 6400 rpm, and maximum torque of 61 N·m (45 lb·ft/6.2 kgm) at 4000 rpm. The engine powers the wheels via a 4 speed semi-automatic gearbox.

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1966 Fiat 850 Vanessa information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
3575 mm
What size engine?
0.8 litre, 843 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
47.7 PS / 47 bhp / 35 kW @ 6400 rpm
How much torque?
61 Nm / 45 ft.lb / 6.2 kgm @ 4000 rpm

Fiat 850 models

2 door sedan/​saloon RR 4M 843 cm3 46.6 PS 46 bhp 34.3 kW 785 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 4M 843 cm3 46.6 PS 46 bhp 34.3 kW 775 kg
Fiat 850 Sport Coupe -
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 4M 903 cm3 52 PS 51 bhp 38 kW 726 kg
Fiat 850 Sport Spider -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet RR 4M 903 cm3 52 PS 51 bhp 38 kW 735 kg
2 door sedan/​saloon RR 4M 843 cm3 36.5 PS 36 bhp 26.8 kW 645 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 4M 843 cm3 46.6 PS 46 bhp 34.3 kW 690 kg
Fiat 850 Spider -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet RR 4M 843 cm3 48.7 PS 48 bhp 35.8 kW 735 kg
Fiat 850 -
2 door sedan/​saloon RR 4M 843 cm3 34.5 PS 34 bhp 25.4 kW 686 kg

Similar models

2 door fixed-head coupé RR 5M 956 cm3 48.7 PS 48 bhp 35.8 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 843 cm3 46.6 PS 46 bhp 34.3 kW 730 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 4M 875 cm3 51 PS 50 bhp 37 kW 501 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 4M 660 cm3 45.6 PS 45 bhp 33.6 kW 460 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 4M 843 cm3 49.7 PS 49 bhp 36.5 kW 690 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé RR 875 cm3 52 PS 51 bhp 38 kW 711 kg
1966 Fiat 850 Vanessa data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerGhia
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2027 mm 79.8 inches
Track/tread (front) 1145 mm 45.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1121 mm 44.1 inches
Length 3575 mm 140.7 inches
Width 1425 mm 56.1 inches
Height 1270 mm 50 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 0.8 litre
843 cc
(51.443 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 65 × 63.5 mm
2.56 × 2.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.02
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
47.7 PS (47 bhp) (35 kW)
at 6400 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
55.8 bhp/litre
0.91 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
61 Nm (45 ft·lb) (6.2 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
72.36 Nm/litre
0.87 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.3:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 909.3 kPa (131.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 210.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
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)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position rear
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID115313
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 10.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1966 Fiat 850 Vanessa added 2003-10-21.
Last modified 2013-03-30.