1977 Bristol 412 S2

The Bristol 412 S2 is a 2 door convertible/cabriolet style road car styled by Zagato with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5.9 litre, overhead valve 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. The power is transferred to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox. It weighs a claimed 1751 kg at the kerb. The Bristol 412 S2 is said to be able to manage a top speed of 225 km/h, or 140 mph.


Key facts

1977 Bristol 412 S2 information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
4940 mm
How heavy?
1751 kg
What size engine?
5.9 litre, 5898 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
How much torque?
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.4 s
How fast?
225 km/h, 140 mph

Bristol 412 models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3A 6556 cm3 1715 kg
1977 Bristol 412 S2 data
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2896 mm 114 inches
Track/tread (front) 1384 mm 54.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1397 mm 55 inches
Length 4940 mm 194.5 inches
Width 1765 mm 69.5 inches
Height 1443 mm 56.8 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1751 kg 3860 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 81.8 litres 18 UK Gal 21.6 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.9 litre
5898 cc
(359.918 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 90.93 mm
4 × 3.58 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.12
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
Specific output
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 1 Ca carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 737.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.4 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 225 km/h (140 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
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
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.CS.
Rear suspension LA.TB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.88
Carfolio.com ID53196
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1977 Bristol 412 S2 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.