Key facts

1968 Isuzu 117 Coupé information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4280 mm
How heavy?
1090 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1584 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
122 PS / 120 bhp / 89 kW @ 6400 rpm
How much torque?
143 Nm / 105 / 14.6 kgm @ 5000 rpm
How fast?
190 km/h, 118 mph


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1968 Isuzu 117 Coupé technical specifications


The Isuzu 117 Coupé is a coupé designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Ghia with 2 doors and a front mounted powerplant which delivers the power to the rear wheels.
Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 1.6 litres. This unit produces power and torque figures of 120 bhp (122 PS/89 kW) at 6400 rpm and 143 Nm (105 lbft/14.6 kgm) at 5000 rpm respectively.
The engine powers the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.
The Isuzu 117 Coupé weighs a claimed 1090 kg at the kerb.
Maximum speed claimed is 190 km/h (118 mph).
1968 Isuzu 117 Coupé data
1968 Isuzu 117 Coupé data
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerGiorgetto Giugiaro at Ghia
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2500 98.4
Track/tread (front) 1325 52.2
Track/tread (rear) 1310 51.6
Length 4280 168.5
Width 1600 63
Height 1320 52
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1090 kg 2403 lb
Weight distribution 55 % front
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1584 cc
(96.662 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 82 × 75 mm
3.23 × 2.95 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.09
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
122 PS (120 bhp) (89 kW)
at 6400 rpm
Specific output
75.8 bhp/litre
1.24 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
143 Nm (105 ft·lb) (14.6 kgm)
at 5000 rpm
Specific torque
90.28 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 10.3:1
Fuel system 2 Mikuni-So carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1134.5 kPa (164.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 396 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 16.8 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 190 km/h (118 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 111.62 PS/g
82.1 kW/g
110.09 bhp/ton
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.18 kg/kW
20.35 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 unknown
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.W.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.TA.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.10
general ID58575
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 16.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 Isuzu 117 Coupé added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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