1961 Fiat 2300S Coupé

The Fiat 2300S Coupé is a coupé designed by Ghia with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits the power through the rear wheels. The Fiat 2300S Coupé's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.3 litre, overhead valve 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 136 bhp (138 PS/101 kW) of power at 5600 rpm, and maximum torque of 197 N·m (145 lb·ft/20.1 kgm) at 4000 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Its claimed kerb weight is 1266 kg. It is claimed to manage a maxiumum speed of 195 km/h (121 mph).

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Fiat 2300S Coupé
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Key facts

1961 Fiat 2300S Coupé information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4620 mm
How heavy?
1266 kg
What size engine?
2.3 litre, 2279 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
138 PS / 136 bhp / 101 kW @ 5600 rpm
How much torque?
197 Nm / 145 ft.lb / 20.1 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 11.6 s
How fast?
195 km/h, 121 mph

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1961 Fiat 2300S Coupé data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerGhia
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2652 mm 104.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1346 mm 53 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1308 mm 51.5 inches
Length 4620 mm 181.9 inches
Width 1631 mm 64.2 inches
Height 1364 mm 53.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.74
Kerb weight 1266 kg 2791 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Fiat
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 2.3 litre
2279 cc
(139.073 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 78 × 79.5 mm
3.07 × 3.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.98
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 138 PS (136 bhp) (101 kW)
at 5600 rpm
Specific output 59.7 bhp/litre
0.98 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 197 Nm (145 ft·lb) (20.1 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 86.44 Nm/litre
1.04 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system 2 We carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1086.3 kPa (157.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 379.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 11.6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 18.8 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 195 km/h (121 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 108.92 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
80.11 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
107.42 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.05 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 12.48 kg/kW
20.85 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 11.00 m
Front suspension I.TB.W.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.63
general
Carfolio.com ID67166
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1961 Fiat 2300S Coupé added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.