Key facts

Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 Junior, 1979 MY information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How long?
4120 mm
How heavy?
1020 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1570 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
118 PS / 116 bhp / 87 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
163 Nm / 120 / 16.6 kgm @ 2900 rpm
How fast?
175 km/h, 109 mph

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1979 Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 Junior technical specifications


Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 Junior is a car that has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet type body with a front located engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1.6 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 116 bhp (118 PS/87 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 163 N·m (120 lb·ft/16.6 kgm) at 2900 rpm.
A 5 speed manual gearbox supplies the power to the driven wheels.
Stated kerb weight is 1020 kg.
Top quoted speed is 175 km/h (109 mph).
1979 Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 Junior data
Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 Junior, 1979 MY data
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2250 88.6
Track/tread (front) 1320 52
Track/tread (rear) 1270 50
Length 4120 162.2
Width 1630 64.2
Height 1290 50.8
Ground clearance 120 4.7
length:wheelbase ratio 1.83
Kerb weight 1020 kg 2249 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 46 litres 10.1 UK Gal 12.2 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1570 cc
(95.807 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 78 × 82 mm
3.07 × 3.23 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.95
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
118 PS (116 bhp) (87 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
73.9 bhp/litre
1.21 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
163 Nm (120 ft·lb) (16.6 kgm)
at 2900 rpm
Specific torque
103.82 Nm/litre
1.25 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 2 We carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1304.7 kPa (189.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 392.5 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 18 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 175 km/h (109 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 115.31 PS/g
84.81 kW/g
113.73 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.79 kg/kW
19.7 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering recirculating ball
turns lock-to-lock 3.700
Turning circle 10.50 m
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.U&LRA.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.86
Final drive ratio 4.56
general ID36971
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1979 Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 Junior added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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