1972 TVR 1600 M

The 1600 M is a rear wheel drive coupé automobile with a front placed engine, manufactured by TVR. Powering the TVR 1600 M is an overhead valve, 1.6 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 84 bhp (85 PS/63 kW) at 5500 rpm and 125 N·m (92 lb·ft/12.7 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively. Power is supplied to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual transmission. The claimed weight at the kerb is 896 kg. Maximum quoted speed is 179 km/h (111 mph).

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1972 TVR 1600 M information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
3940 mm
How heavy?
896 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1599 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
85 PS / 84 bhp / 63 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
125 Nm / 92 ft.lb / 12.7 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 11.6 s
How fast?
179 km/h, 111 mph

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1972 TVR 1600 M data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front) 1365 mm 53.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1365 mm 53.7 inches
Length 3940 mm 155.1 inches
Width 1626 mm 64 inches
Height 1194 mm 47 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 896 kg 1975 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1599 cc
(97.577 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80.97 × 77.62 mm
3.19 × 3.06 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 85 PS (84 bhp) (63 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 52.5 bhp/litre
0.86 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 125 Nm (92 ft·lb) (12.7 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque 78.17 Nm/litre
0.94 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 982.4 kPa (142.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 399.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 7.8 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 11.6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 18 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 179 km/h (111 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 95.05 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
69.91 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
93.75 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 14.3 kg/kW
23.89 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
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
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 3.89
general
Carfolio.com ID52976
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 TVR 1600 M added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.