1969 TVR Vixen 1600 S2

The TVR Vixen 1600 S2 is a 2 door coupé-bodied road car with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 1.6 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 88 bhp (89 PS/66 kW) of power at 5400 rpm, and maximum torque of 130 N·m (96 lb·ft/13.3 kgm) at 3600 rpm. A 4 speed manual 'box supplies the power to the wheels. Claimed kerb weight is 738 kg. Its maximum speed claimed is 175 km/h or 109 mph.

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1969 TVR Vixen 1600 S2 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
3683 mm
How heavy?
738 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1599 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
89 PS / 88 bhp / 66 kW @ 5400 rpm
How much torque?
130 Nm / 96 ft.lb / 13.3 kgm @ 3600 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 10.5 s
How fast?
175 km/h, 109 mph

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1969 TVR Vixen 1600 S2 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2286 mm 90 inches
Track/tread (front) 1321 mm 52 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1346 mm 53 inches
Length 3683 mm 145 inches
Width 1626 mm 64 inches
Height 1219 mm 48 inches
Ground clearance 127 mm 5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.61
Kerb weight 738 kg 1627 lb
Weight distribution 48.3 % front
fuel tank capacity 68.2 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
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 81 × 77.6 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
(net)
89 PS (88 bhp) (66 kW)
at 5400 rpm
Specific output
(net)
55 bhp/litre
0.9 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(net)
130 Nm (96 ft·lb) (13.3 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
(net)
81.3 Nm/litre
0.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1021.7 kPa (148.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 399.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 7.4 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 10.5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 41.70 s
Standing quarter-mile 17.2 s
Standing kilometre 32.4 s
Maximum speed 175 km/h (109 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 120.9 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
88.92 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
119.24 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 11.25 kg/kW
18.79 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 rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 9.40 m
Front suspension I.CS.W.ARB.
Rear suspension I.CS.W.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area 1946 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.89
general
Carfolio.com ID55649
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1969 TVR Vixen 1600 S2 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.