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AC Greyhound

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 AC Greyhound

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1971 cm3 / 120.3 cu in / 120.3 cu in, 93.2 kW / 125.0 hp / 125.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 179.0 N·m / 132.0 lb·ft / 132.0 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 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 from1959
ModelGreyhoundIssued until
SerieGreyhoundNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAC Cars Group Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4572 mm / 180.0 in / 180.0 inTotal (curb) weight991 kg / 2185 lb / 2185 lb
Width1664 mm / 65.5 in / 65.5 inDry weight
Height1334 mm / 52.5 in / 52.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2540 mm / 100.0 in / 100.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity55 l / 12.0 UK gal / 14.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.89 m2 / 20.3 sq ft / 20.3 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) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke96.0 mm / 3.78 in / 3.78 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.69
Fuel supply3 So carbsEngine displacement1971 cm3 / 120.3 cu in / 120.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity328.50 cm3/cylinder / 20.046 cu in/cylinder / 20.046 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power93.2 kW / 125.0 hp / 125.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque179.0 N·m / 132.0 lb·ft / 132.0 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)26.4 kW / 35.4 hp / 35.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output47.3 kW/l / 1.039 bhp/cu in / 1.039 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque90.8 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.1

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)9.50 s / 9.50 s / 9.50 sTop (maximal) speed167 km/h / 104 mph / 104 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)12.70 s / 12.70 s / 12.70 sPower-to-weight ratio126.1 kW/ton / 95.6 bhp/ton / 95.6 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2Turning circle11.3 m / 37.1 ft / 37.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Semi-trailing link, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of AC Greyhound

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