Key facts

1972 Volkswagen SP2 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4217 mm
How heavy?
890 kg
What size engine?
1.7 litre, 1679 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Flat
How much power?
65 PS / 64 bhp / 48 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
113 Nm / 83 / 11.5 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?
161 km/h, 100 mph


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1972 Volkswagen SP2 technical specifications


The SP2 is a rear wheel drive coupé automobile with a rear located engine, sold by Volkswagen.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.7 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 64 bhp (65 PS/48 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 113 N·m (83 lb·ft/11.5 kgm) at 3000 rpm.
The engine drives the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox.
It weighs a quoted 890 kg at the kerb.
Top quoted speed is 161 km/h (100 mph).
1972 Volkswagen SP2 data
1972 Volkswagen SP2 data
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2400 94.5
Track/tread (front) 1342 52.8
Track/tread (rear) 1380 54.3
Length 4217 166
Width 1610 63.4
Height 1158 45.6
Ground clearance 149 5.9
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 890 kg 1962 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 40 litres 8.8 UK Gal 10.6 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Volkswagen
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 4
Capacity 1.7 litre
1679 cc
(102.459 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88 × 69 mm
3.46 × 2.72 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.28
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
65 PS (64 bhp) (48 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
38.1 bhp/litre
0.62 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
113 Nm (83 ft·lb) (11.5 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
67.3 Nm/litre
0.81 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 7.5:1
Fuel system 1 So carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 845.7 kPa (122.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 419.75 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
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 161 km/h (100 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 72.91 PS/g
53.62 kW/g
71.91 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 18.65 kg/kW
31.15 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 rear
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering worm & roller
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.TB.
Rear suspension I.TB.
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 0.89
Final drive ratio 3.88
general ID91729
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 19.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Volkswagen SP2 added 2002-01-24.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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