1971 Ford Capri RS 2600

The Capri RS 2600 is a motor car from Ford, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a Ghia-designed 2 door coupé body style. Its 2.6 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder unit that has an output of 148 bhp (150 PS/110 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 224 N·m (165 lb·ft/22.8 kgm) at 3500 rpm. A 4 speed manual 'box supplies the power to the wheels. The claimed weight at the kerb is 1060 kg. Maximum stated speed is 202 km/h (126 mph).

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Ford Capri RS 2600 -
Ford Capri RS 2600
Image courtesy of Ford Germany
Ford Capri RS 2600 -
Ford Capri RS 2600
Image courtesy of Ford Germany

Key facts

1971 Ford Capri RS 2600 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4186 mm
How heavy?
1060 kg
What size engine?
2.6 litre, 2637 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
150 PS / 148 bhp / 110 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
224 Nm / 165 ft.lb / 22.8 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.3 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 7.7 s
How fast?
202 km/h, 126 mph

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1971 Ford Capri RS 2600 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerGhia
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2559 100.7
Track/tread (front) 1377 54.2
Track/tread (rear) 1352 53.2
Length 4186 164.8
Width 1646 64.8
Height 1263 49.7
Ground clearance 127 5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.64
Kerb weight 1060 kg 2337
Weight distribution 56 % front
fuel tank capacity 58 litres 12.8 UK Gal 15.3 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.4
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 6 in 60° vee
Capacity 2.6 litre
2637 cc
(160.92 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 90 × 69.09 mm
3.54 × 2.72 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.3
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
150 PS (148 bhp) (110 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
56.1 bhp/litre
0.92 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
224 Nm (165 ft·lb) (22.8 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
84.95 Nm/litre
1.03 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Ku fuel inj.
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1067.5 kPa (154.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 439.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.6 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 7.7 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 19.70 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre 28.1 s
Maximum speed 202 km/h (126 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 141.56 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
104.12 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
139.62 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.6 kg/kW
16.04 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 3.700
Turning circle 10.20 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.RS.
Wheel size front 6J x 13
Wheel size rear 6J x 13
Tyres front Uniroyal T5 185/70 HR 13
Tyres rear Uniroyal T5 185/70 HR 13
Brakes F/R Di/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 244 mm
Rear brake diameter 229 mm
Braked area 1032 cm2
Gearbox 4
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.22
general
Carfolio.com ID66803
Production total 3532
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 30.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1971 Ford Capri RS 2600 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.