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Key facts

1981 Ford Capri 2.8 Turbo information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4440 mm
How heavy?
1257 kg
What size engine?
2.8 litre, 2792 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
188 PS / 185 bhp / 138 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
279 Nm / 206 ft.lb / 28.5 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 8.00 s
How fast?
217 km/h, 135 mph
How economical?
9.0/11.2/14.9 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban

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1981 Ford Capri 2.8 Turbo technical specifications

Introduction

Ford Capri 2.8 Turbo is a car that has a 2 door coupé body style designed by Ghia with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
Its 6 cylinder, overhead valve turbocharged engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 2.8 litres. It provides power and torque figures of 185 bhp (188 PS/138 kW) at 5500 rpm and 279 Nm (206 lbft/28.5 kgm) at 4500 rpm respectively.
This power is delivered to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual transmission.
It weighs a claimed 1257 kg at the kerb.
Maximum stated speed is 217 km/h, or 135 mph, officially quoted fuel consumption is 9.0/11.2/14.9 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban.
1981 Ford Capri 2.8 Turbo data
1981 Ford Capri 2.8 Turbo data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerGhia
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2563 100.9
Track/tread (front) 1448 57
Track/tread (rear) 1479 58.2
Length 4440 174.8
Width 1780 70.1
Height 1323 52.1
Ground clearance 125 4.9
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 1257 kg 2771 lb
Weight distribution 53.10 % front
fuel tank capacity 58 litres 12.8 UK Gal 15.3 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 6 in 60° vee
Capacity 2.8 litre
2792 cc
(170.378 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93 × 68.5 mm
3.66 × 2.7 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.36
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
188 PS (185 bhp) (138 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
66.3 bhp/litre
1.09 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
279 Nm (206 ft·lb) (28.5 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
99.93 Nm/litre
1.21 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system 1 Solex carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1255.7 kPa (182.1 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 465.33 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor 1 Garrett turbocharger
Intercooler
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 6.10 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 8.00 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 21.30 s
Standing quarter-mile 16.00 s
Standing kilometre 29.20 s
Maximum speed 217 km/h (135 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 149.22 PS/g
109.75 kW/g
147.18 bhp/ton
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.11 kg/kW
15.22 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 9.0/11.2/14.9 l/100km 90km/h / 120km/h / urban
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km9.0/11.2/14.9 l/100km 90kmph/120kmph/urban
km per litre11.1/8.9/6.7 km/l 90kmph/120kmph/urban
UK MPG31.4/25.2/19.0 UK MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
US MPG26.1/21.0/15.8 US MPG 90kmph/120kmph/urban
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 311.34 g/km
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 PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 11.40 m
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.SE.RS.ARB.
Wheel size front 7.0 x 13
Wheel size rear 7.0 x 13
Tyres front 235/60 VR 13
Tyres rear 235/60 VR 13
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.09
general
Carfolio.com ID70620
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1981 Ford Capri 2.8 Turbo added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-05-20.

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