1961 Fiat 2300 Coupé

The Fiat 2300 Coupé is a 2 door coupé-bodied car styled by Ghia with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 2.3 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 105 bhp (106 PS/78 kW) at 5300 rpm and 184 N·m (136 lb·ft/18.8 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual transmission.

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1961 Fiat 2300 Coupé information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4620 mm
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2279 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
106 PS / 105 bhp / 78 kW @ 5300 rpm
How much torque?
184 Nm / 136 ft.lb / 18.8 kgm @ 3000 rpm

Fiat 2300 models

5 door estate/​station wagon FR 4M 2279 cm3 117 PS 115 bhp 86 kW 1290 kg
Fiat 2300 Berlina -
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4M 2279 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW 1285 kg

Similar models

2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4OD 2215 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 1991 cm3 106 PS 105 bhp 78 kW 991 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FF 4M 1800 cm3 105 PS 104 bhp 78 kW 1061 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 2138 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW 826 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 2138 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 1991 cm3 101 PS 100 bhp 75 kW 1016 kg
1961 Fiat 2300 Coupé data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerGhia
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2652 mm 104.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1346 mm 53 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1308 mm 51.5 inches
Length 4620 mm 181.9 inches
Width 1631 mm 64.2 inches
Height 1364 mm 53.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.3 litre
2279 cc
(139.073 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 78 × 79.5 mm
3.07 × 3.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.98
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 106 PS (105 bhp) (78 kW)
at 5300 rpm
Specific output 46.1 bhp/litre
0.75 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 184 Nm (136 ft·lb) (18.8 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque 80.74 Nm/litre
0.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1014.6 kPa (147.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 379.83 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
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
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
Front suspension I.TB.W.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.30
general
Carfolio.com ID51370
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1961 Fiat 2300 Coupé added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.