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AC 428

(1973 model)

Brief specs of 1973 AC 428

convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 7002 cm3 / 427.3 cu in / 427.3 cu in, 222.0 kW / 297.7 hp / 297.7 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 639.0 N·m / 471.3 lb·ft / 471.3 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ACIssued from1973
Model428Issued until
Serie428Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAC Cars Group Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4140 l / 146.20 cu ft / 146.20 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4430 mm / 174.4 in / 174.4 inTotal (curb) weight1430 kg / 3153 lb / 3153 lb
Width1710 mm / 67.3 in / 67.3 inDry weight
Height1310 mm / 51.6 in / 51.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2450 mm / 96.5 in / 96.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)1.90 m2 / 20.5 sq ft / 20.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.95 m2 / 10.2 sq ft / 10.2 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)23.7 kW / 31.7 hp / 31.7 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement7002 cm3 / 427.3 cu in / 427.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power222.0 kW / 297.7 hp / 297.7 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationMax. torque639.0 N·m / 471.3 lb·ft / 471.3 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)88.8 kW / 119.1 hp / 119.1 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output31.7 kW/l / 0.697 bhp/cu in / 0.697 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque91.3 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio211.2 kW/ton / 160.0 bhp/ton / 160.0 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 locationEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of AC 428

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