1952 Fiat 8V Coupé

The Fiat 8V Coupé is a rear wheel drive automobile, with the engine mounted in the front, and a 2 door coupé bodyshell. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 2 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 115 bhp (117 PS/86 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 145 N·m (107 lb·ft/14.8 kgm) at 4600 rpm. A 4 speed manual gearbox transmits the power to the wheels. Having a claimed weight at the kerb of 1061 kg, the Fiat 8V Coupé can dispense with the 0-60 mph yardstick in 12.6 seconds and the standing quarter mile in 21.5 seconds. Top claimed speed is 192 km/h or 119 mph.

Pictures

Fiat 8V Coupe -
Fiat 8V Coupe
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Key facts

1952 Fiat 8V Coupé information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4029 mm
How heavy?
1061 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1996 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
117 PS / 115 bhp / 86 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
145 Nm / 107 ft.lb / 14.8 kgm @ 4600 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 12.6 s
How fast?
192 km/h, 119 mph

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1952 Fiat 8V Coupé data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2400 mm 94.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1289 mm 50.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1289 mm 50.7 inches
Length 4029 mm 158.6 inches
Width 1568 mm 61.7 inches
Height 1305 mm 51.4 inches
Ground clearance 150 mm 5.9 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1061 kg 2339 lb
Weight distribution 53.2 % front
fuel tank capacity 79.6 litres 17.5 UK Gal 21 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 2 litre
1996 cc
(121.803 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 72 × 61.3 mm
2.83 × 2.41 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.17
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 117 PS (115 bhp) (86 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 57.6 bhp/litre
0.94 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 145 Nm (107 ft·lb) (14.8 kgm)
at 4600 rpm
Specific torque 72.65 Nm/litre
0.88 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 912.9 kPa (132.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 249.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 9.3 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 12.6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 35.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 21.5 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 192 km/h (119 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 109.89 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
80.83 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
108.39 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.37 kg/kW
20.67 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
Turning circle 10.00 m
Front suspension I.LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.LW.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1245 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID154
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 25.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1952 Fiat 8V Coupé added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.