Specs for Pros or Nerds


  Birkin S3 IRS Specifications  

Ford Duratec 16 valve 2.0 L


87.5 mm

  Stroke 83.1 mm
  Compression rate 10.8:1
  Valves 16
  Camshafts 2 DOHC
  Firing order 1:3:4:2

(Individual throttle body intakes,         Birkin exhaust, stage 2 cams)

215 hp @ 6800 rpm
  Torque TBA
  Capacity 2000cc
Performance 0-60 MPH 4.0 sec
  Maximum speed 140 mph, approx.
Transmission 5-speed Manual  
  Ratios 1st - 2.50:1
    2nd - 1.81:1
    3rd - 1.26:1
    4th - 1.00:1
    5th - 0.87:1
    Rev - 3.87:1
  Final drive ratios 3.89:1

216 mm single dry plate hydraulic

  Annular design  
Brakes Dual circuit hydraulic  
  Alloy pedal box, position adjustable  
  Adjustable brake bias  
  Fluid level warning system  
  257 mm diam. ventilated discs  
  with 4 pot alloy calipers  
  229 mm diam solid discs with single pot alloy calipers and handbrake mechanism  
Suspension FRONT and REAR  
  Independent, elliptical double wishbones,adjustable anti-roll bar  
  Coil spring over adjustable hydraulic dampers  
Wheels & Tires 15" / 7" alloy wheels  
  195 / 50 / 15 tires; spare optional  
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 liters
Instrumentation Speedometer, tachometer, ammeter, oil pressure, temperature and fuel gauge  
Interior Bucket seats, adjustable driver's seat, black vinyl upholstery  
Standard Equipment Roll bar, cycle type front fenders, heated windscreen, side mounted rear view mirrors  
Color Aluminum body with painted nose, fenders & mudguards  
General Dimensions Length 3500 mm
  Width 1575 mm
  Height 1060 mm (to roll bar)
  Front track 1410 mm
  Rear track 1410 mm
  Wheel base 2225 mm
  Ground clearance 110 mm



The following Manual and Owner's Guide refer to the Birkin S3 Live Axle version:

Birkin Build Manual