1973 Ford Capri RS 3100

The Ford Capri RS 3100 is a rear wheel drive road car, with its engine mounted in the front, and a 2 door coupé bodyshell designed by Ghia. Powering the Ford Capri RS 3100 is an overhead valve, 3.1 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 148 bhp (150 PS/110 kW) at 5000 rpm and 254 N·m (187 lb·ft/25.9 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. The engine drives the wheels via a 4 speed manual transmission. The claimed kerb weight is 1050 kg. The Ford Capri RS 3100 is claimed to manage a top speed of 201 km/h which is 125 mph.

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Ford Capri RS 3100
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Key facts

1973 Ford Capri RS 3100 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4303 mm
How heavy?
1050 kg
What size engine?
3.1 litre, 3091 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
150 PS / 148 bhp / 110 kW @ 5000 rpm
How much torque?
254 Nm / 187 ft.lb / 25.9 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.3 s
How fast?
201 km/h, 125 mph

Ford Capri models

3 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 1993 cm3 102 PS 101 bhp 75 kW 1030 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2792 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 1230 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2792 cm3 208 PS 205 bhp 153 kW 1245 kg
3 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 1593 cm3 74 PS 73 bhp 54 kW 1010 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2994 cm3 177 PS 175 bhp 130 kW 1170 kg
3 door fixed-head coupé FR 5M 2294 cm3 116 PS 114 bhp 85 kW 1110 kg
3 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 1593 cm3 89 PS 88 bhp 66 kW 1023 kg
3 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2994 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1116 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2994 cm3 140 PS 138 bhp 103 kW 1103 kg

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1973 Ford Capri RS 3100 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerGhia
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2560 100.8
Track/tread (front) 1379 54.3
Track/tread (rear) 1352 53.2
Length 4303 169.4
Width 1646 64.8
Height 1288 50.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1050 kg 2315
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.37
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 6 in 60° vee
Capacity 3.1 litre
3091 cc
(188.624 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95.19 × 72.4 mm
3.75 × 2.85 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.31
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 150 PS (148 bhp) (110 kW)
at 5000 rpm
Specific output 47.9 bhp/litre
0.78 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 254 Nm (187 ft·lb) (25.9 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque 82.17 Nm/litre
0.99 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 We 40 DFA carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1032.6 kPa (149.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 515.17 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 201 km/h (125 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 142.91 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
105.11 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
140.95 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.51 kg/kW
15.89 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 3.300
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.ARB.
Wheel size front 6.0J x 13
Wheel size rear 6.0J x 13
Tyres front 185/70 HR 13
Tyres rear 185/70 HR 13
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 248 mm
Rear brake diameter 229 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.09
general
Carfolio.com ID1727
Production total 248
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 33.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1973 Ford Capri RS 3100 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.