1957 Fiat 1200 Spyder

This car has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet type body with a front mounted engine delivering its power to the rear wheels. Its 1.2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 4 cylinder unit that develops 58 bhp (59 PS/43 kW) of power at 5300 rpm, and maximum torque of 83 N·m (61 lb·ft/8.5 kgm) at 3000 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Its quoted kerb weight is 920 kg. Maximum speed claimed is 145 km/h, which is 90 mph.

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Key facts

1957 Fiat 1200 Spyder information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
4030 mm
How heavy?
920 kg
What size engine?
1.2 litre, 1221 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
59 PS / 58 bhp / 43 kW @ 5300 rpm
How much torque?
83 Nm / 61 ft.lb / 8.5 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?
145 km/h, 90 mph

Fiat 1200 models

convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 1221 cm3 64 PS 63 bhp 47 kW 900 kg
sedan/​saloon FR 4M 1221 cm3 59 PS 58 bhp 43 kW 940 kg

Similar models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 4M 1290 cm3 58 PS 57 bhp 43 kW 920 kg
1957 Fiat 1200 Spyder data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2340 mm 92.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1232 mm 48.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1216 mm 47.9 inches
Length 4030 mm 158.7 inches
Width 1520 mm 59.8 inches
Height 1302 mm 51.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.72
Kerb weight 920 kg 2028 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 37.5 litres 8.2 UK Gal 9.9 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.2 litre
1221 cc
(74.51 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 72 × 75 mm
2.83 × 2.95 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.96
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 59 PS (58 bhp) (43 kW)
at 5300 rpm
Specific output 47.5 bhp/litre
0.78 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 83 Nm (61 ft·lb) (8.5 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque 67.98 Nm/litre
0.82 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.3:1
Fuel system 1 We carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 854.2 kPa (123.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 305.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 145 km/h (90 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 63.92 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
47.01 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
63.04 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 21.27 kg/kW
35.53 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 10.50 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
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 4.30
general
Carfolio.com ID67023
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 12.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1957 Fiat 1200 Spyder added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.