Posted on: April 2, 2009

General Dimensions

Wheel base Alpine 7 ft. 2 in. 218.4 cm.
Rapier 8 ft. 243.8 cm.
Track (front) Alpine (disc wheels) 4 ft. 3 in. 129.5 cm.
Alpine (wire wheels) 4 ft. 3.25 in. 130.2 cm.
Alpine IV (disc wheels) 4 ft. 3.75 in. 131.4 cm.
Alpine IV (wire wheels) 4 ft. 4 in. 132.0 cm.
Rapier 4 ft.  1.75 in. 126.3 cm.
Rapier IV 4 ft. 3.75 in. 131.4 cm.
Track (rear) Alpine (disc wheels) 4 ft. 0.5 in. 123.2 cm.
Alpine (wire wheels) 4 ft. 2.5 in. 128.3 cm.
Rapier 4 ft. 0.87 in. 124.5 cm.
Overall length
(with overriders)
Alpine 12 ft. 11.25 in. 394.4 cm.
Rapier 13 ft. 6.5 in. 412.7 cm.
Rapier IV 13 ft. 7.25 in. 414 cm.
Overall height Alpine 4 ft. 3.5 in. 130.8 cm.
Rapier (saloon) 4 ft. 10.5 in. 148.6 cm.
Rapier (convertible) 4 ft. 10 in. 147.3 cm.
Rapier IV 4 ft. 9.35 in. 145.4 cm.
Overall width Alpine 5 ft. 0.5 in. 154.3 cm.
Rapier 5 ft. 0.75 in. 155 cm.
Ground clearance
(laden)
Alpine 4.25 in. 10.8 cm.
Rapier (saloon) 4.5 in. 11.4 cm.
Rapier (convertible) 5.75 in. 14.6 cm.
Turning circle Alpine 34 ft. 10.3 m.
Rapier 36 ft. 10.9 m.

Weight (approx.) with fuel and water

Add 20 lbs. (9 kg.) to these figures if an overdrive is fitted

Alpine I & II (soft top) 2184 lbs. (991 kg.)
Alpine I & II (hardtop) 2218 lbs. (1006 kg.)
Alpine III (soft top) 2223 lbs. (1008 kg.)
Alpine III (GT) 2278 lbs. (1033 kg.)
Rapier (saloon) 2352 lbs. (1067 kg.)
Rapier (convertible) 2388 lbs. (1083 kg.)
Rapier IV 2323 lbs. (1053 kg.)
Alpine IV (soft top) 2180 lbs. (989 kg.)
Alpine IV (GT) 2230 lbs. (1012 kg.)

Towing capacity (MAX)

Rapier III 15 cwt. (762 kg.)
Rapier III A, IV 17 cwt. (863 kg.)

Capacities

Engine—including filter 2.75 pints ( 3.3 U.S. pints; 1.56 Iltres)
Gearbox and overdrive
(if fitted)
4 pints ( 4.8 U.S. pints; 2.25 litres)
Rear axle 1.75 pints ( 2.1 U.S. pints; 1.0 litres)
Cooling system (with heater) Alpine I & II 15 pints (18 U.S. pints; 8.5 litres)
Alpine III onwards 12.5 pints (15 U.S. pints; 7.1 litres)
Rapier 13.25 pints (15.9 U.S. pints; 7.57 litres)
Fuel tank Alpine I & II 9 gallons (10.8 U.S. galls; 40.9 litres)
Alpine III onwards 11.25 galls. (13.5 U.S. galls; 51 litres)
Rapier 10 galIs. (12 U.S. galls; 45.5 litres)

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