• Fitch Phoenix

    Fitch Phoenix -

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Key facts

1966 Fitch Phoenix information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4420 mm
How heavy?
975 kg
What size engine?
2.7 litre, 2689 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Flat
How much power?
172 PS / 170 bhp / 127 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
287 Nm / 212 / 29.3 kgm @ 3600 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.5 s
How fast?
209 km/h, 130 mph


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1966 Fitch Phoenix technical specifications


Fitch Phoenix is an automobile that has a 2 door coupé body style with a rear located engine driving through the rear wheels.
Power is supplied by an overhead valve, 2.7 litre naturally aspirated 6 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 170 bhp (172 PS/127 kW) at 5200 rpm and 287 N·m (212 lb·ft/29.3 kgm) at 3600 rpm respectively.
The engine transfers its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual transmission.
Stated weight at the kerb is 975 kg.
The Fitch Phoenix is said to be able to attain a top speed of 209 km/h which is 130 mph.
1966 Fitch Phoenix data
1966 Fitch Phoenix data
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2413 95
Track/tread (front) 1397 55
Track/tread (rear) 1453 57.2
Length 4420 174
Width 1676 66
Height 1143 45
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.83
Kerb weight 975 kg 2150 lb
Weight distribution 42 % front
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chevrolet
Engine code
Cylinders Flat 6
Capacity 2.7 litre
2689 cc
(164.093 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 87.4 × 74.7 mm
3.44 × 2.94 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.17
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
172 PS (170 bhp) (127 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
63.2 bhp/litre
1.04 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
287 Nm (212 ft·lb) (29.3 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
106.73 Nm/litre
1.29 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9.25:1
Fuel system 1 We 36 DCLD carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1341.2 kPa (194.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 448.17 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.5 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 209 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 176.78 PS/g
130.02 kW/g
174.36 bhp/ton
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.69 kg/kW
12.85 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 recirculating ball
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 175-14
Tyres rear 185-14
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.55
general ID94006
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 28.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1966 Fitch Phoenix added 2002-05-15.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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