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AC Ace 2.6 Zephyr

(1961 model)

Brief specs of 1961 AC Ace 2.6 Zephyr

2-door 2-seater convertible (cabriolet), 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 2553 cm3 / 155.8 cu in / 155.8 cu in, 75.0 kW / 100.6 hp / 100.6 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ACIssued from1961
ModelAce 2.6 ZephyrIssued until
SerieAceNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAC Cars Group Ltd.CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3450 l / 121.84 cu ft / 121.84 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3860 mm / 152.0 in / 152.0 inTotal (curb) weight813 kg / 1792 lb / 1792 lb
Width1490 mm / 58.7 in / 58.7 inDry weight
Height1250 mm / 49.2 in / 49.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2290 mm / 90.2 in / 90.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance180 mm / 7.1 in / 7.1 inFuel capacity54 l / 11.9 UK gal / 14.3 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)1.58 m2 / 17.0 sq ft / 17.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.79 m2 / 8.5 sq ft / 8.5 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)19.7 kW / 26.4 hp / 26.4 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore82.6 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
FuelStroke79.5 mm / 3.13 in / 3.13 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2553 cm3 / 155.8 cu in / 155.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity426.01 cm3/cylinder / 25.997 cu in/cylinder / 25.997 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio7.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power75.0 kW / 100.6 hp / 100.6 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque180.0 N·m / 132.8 lb·ft / 132.8 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)30.0 kW / 40.2 hp / 40.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.4 kW/l / 0.646 bhp/cu in / 0.646 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque70.5 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear 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 ratio124.7 kW/ton / 94.5 bhp/ton / 94.5 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
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 2.6 Zephyr

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