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Allard K3

(1952 model)

Brief specs of 1952 Allard K3

2-door 3-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 3622 cm3 / 221.0 cu in / 221.0 cu in, 70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 217.0 N·m / 160.1 lb·ft / 160.1 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AllardIssued from1952
ModelK3Issued until
SerieKNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAllardCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats3
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4496 mm / 177.0 in / 177.0 inTotal (curb) weight1180 kg / 2601 lb / 2601 lb
Width1676 mm / 66.0 in / 66.0 inDry weight
Height1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2540 mm / 100.0 in / 100.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance203 mm / 8.0 in / 8.0 inFuel capacity59 l / 13.0 UK gal / 15.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.95 m2 / 21.0 sq ft / 21.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore77.8 mm / 3.06 in / 3.06 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke95.2 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.82
Fuel supply1 Fo carbEngine displacement3622 cm3 / 221.0 cu in / 221.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity452.75 cm3/cylinder / 27.629 cu in/cylinder / 27.629 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio7.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque217.0 N·m / 160.1 lb·ft / 160.1 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)28.3 kW / 38.0 hp / 38.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output19.6 kW/l / 0.430 bhp/cu in / 0.430 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque59.9 N·m/l / 0.52 lb·ft/cu in / 0.52 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.5

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio80.5 kW/ton / 61.0 bhp/ton / 61.0 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 locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.6 m / 38.1 ft / 38.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearde Dion axle
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes front2LSBrakes rearLT
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsLHBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Allard K3

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