1959 Fiat Nuova 500 Sport, 1959 MY

The Fiat Nuova 500 Sport is a rear wheel drive road car, with the engine mounted in the rear, and a 2 door sedan/saloon bodyshell. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 0.5 litre, overhead valve 2 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 25 bhp (25.3 PS/18.6 kW) of power at 4500 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox.


Key facts

1959 Fiat Nuova 500 Sport, 1959 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door sedan/saloon with 4 seats
How long?
2972 mm
What size engine?
0.5 litre, 500 cm3
How many cylinders?
2, Straight
How much power?
25.3 PS / 25 bhp / 18.6 kW @ 4500 rpm
How much torque?
1959 Fiat Nuova 500 Sport data
Body type4 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 1839 mm 72.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1120 mm 44.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1133 mm 44.6 inches
Length 2972 mm 117 inches
Width 1321 mm 52 inches
Height 1430 mm 56.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.62
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 2
Capacity 0.5 litre
500 cc
(30.512 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 67.4 × 70 mm
2.65 × 2.76 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.96
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
4 valves in total
maximum power output 25.3 PS (25 bhp) (18.6 kW)
at 4500 rpm
Specific output 50 bhp/litre
0.82 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.6:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 250 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 rear
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID136488
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 5.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 Fiat Nuova 500 Sport added 2005-12-13.
Last modified 2013-02-28.