1961 Bristol 407

This automobile has a 2 door coupé body style with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 5.1 litre capacity. This powerplant features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 250 bhp (253 PS/186 kW) of power at 4400 rpm, and maximum torque of 461 N·m (340 lb·ft/47 kgm) at 2800 rpm. Power is transmitted to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox. It weighs a claimed 1651 kg at the kerb. Maximum quoted speed is 201 km/h (125 mph).

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1961 Bristol 407 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
4877 mm
How heavy?
1651 kg
What size engine?
5.1 litre, 5130 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
253 PS / 250 bhp / 186 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
461 Nm / 340 ft.lb / 47 kgm @ 2800 rpm
How fast?
201 km/h, 125 mph

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1961 Bristol 407 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2896 mm 114 inches
Track/tread (front) 1346 mm 53 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1384 mm 54.5 inches
Length 4877 mm 192 inches
Width 1727 mm 68 inches
Height 1524 mm 60 inches
Ground clearance 165 mm 6.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1651 kg 3640 lb
Weight distribution 53 % front
fuel tank capacity 81.8 litres 18 UK Gal 21.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chrysler
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.1 litre
5130 cc
(313.052 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 98.55 × 84.07 mm
3.88 × 3.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.17
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
253 PS (250 bhp) (186 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
48.7 bhp/litre
0.8 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
461 Nm (340 ft·lb) (47 kgm)
at 2800 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
89.86 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 1 Carter AFB 3131S carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1129.3 kPa (163.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 641.25 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) 26.30 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 201 km/h (125 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 153.53 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
112.92 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
151.42 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.86 kg/kW
14.79 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 3.750
Turning circle 12.10 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.TB.
Wheel size front 5K x 16
Wheel size rear 5K x 16
Tyres front 6.00-16
Tyres rear 6.00-16
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter 286 mm
Rear brake diameter 286 mm
Braked area 3355 cm2
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.31
general
Carfolio.com ID92521
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 48.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1961 Bristol 407 added 2002-01-29.
Last modified 2013-02-28.