• 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: 7.50 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 42.00 % 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 7.50 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 1.00
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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