1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 SZ

This car has a 2 door coupé type body styled by Zagato with a front mounted engine delivering power to the rear wheels. Power is produced by a double overhead camshaft, 2.6 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 143 bhp (145 PS/107 kW) at 5900 rpm and 216 N·m (159 lb·ft/22 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively. The power is supplied to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Claimed kerb weight is 1140 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 210 km/h (130 mph).

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Key facts

1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 SZ information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4400 mm
How heavy?
1140 kg
What size engine?
2.6 litre, 2584 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
145 PS / 143 bhp / 107 kW @ 5900 rpm
How much torque?
216 Nm / 159 ft.lb / 22 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How fast?
210 km/h, 130 mph

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1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 SZ data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerZagato
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2500 98.4
Track/tread (front) 1400 55.1
Track/tread (rear) 1370 53.9
Length 4400 173.2
Width 1630 64.2
Height 1300 51.2
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1140 kg 2513
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 85 litres 18.7 UK Gal 22.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.6 litre
2584 cc
(157.685 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 83 × 79.6 mm
3.27 × 3.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
145 PS (143 bhp) (107 kW)
at 5900 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
55.3 bhp/litre
0.91 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
216 Nm (159 ft·lb) (22 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
83.59 Nm/litre
1.01 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 3 So carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1050.4 kPa (152.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 430.67 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 30.9 s
Maximum speed 210 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 127.18 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
93.54 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
125.44 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 10.69 kg/kW
17.86 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 11.00 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.
Rear suspension RAx.RA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5
Top gear ratio 0.79
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID29337
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 25.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 SZ added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.