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AC Ace

(1953 model)

Brief specs of 1953 AC Ace

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1991 cm3 / 121.5 cu in / 121.5 cu in, 76.1 kW / 102.1 hp / 102.1 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 163.0 N·m / 120.2 lb·ft / 120.2 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 167 km/h / 104 mph / 104 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ACIssued from1953
ModelAceIssued until
SerieAceNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAC Cars Group Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5050 l / 178.34 cu ft / 178.34 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3848 mm / 151.5 in / 151.5 inTotal (curb) weight762 kg / 1680 lb / 1680 lb
Width1511 mm / 59.5 in / 59.5 inDry weight
Height1245 mm / 49.0 in / 49.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2286 mm / 90.0 in / 90.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity59 l / 13.0 UK gal / 15.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.60 m2 / 17.2 sq ft / 17.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerACValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore65.0 mm / 2.56 in / 2.56 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.65
Fuel supply3 SU carbsEngine displacement1991 cm3 / 121.5 cu in / 121.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity331.83 cm3/cylinder / 20.250 cu in/cylinder / 20.250 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power76.1 kW / 102.1 hp / 102.1 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque163.0 N·m / 120.2 lb·ft / 120.2 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)9.4 kW / 12.7 hp / 12.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output38.2 kW/l / 0.840 bhp/cu in / 0.840 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque81.9 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.64

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)8.20 s / 8.20 s / 8.20 sTop (maximal) speed167 km/h / 104 mph / 104 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio133.9 kW/ton / 101.4 bhp/ton / 101.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringcamSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2Turning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Transverse leaf spring, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearIndependent, Transverse leaf spring, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of AC Ace

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