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Allard 72XK Palm Beach

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Allard 72XK Palm Beach

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3442 cm3 / 210.0 cu in / 210.0 cu in, 141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 285.0 N·m / 210.2 lb·ft / 210.2 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, rear wheel drive, 193 km/h / 120 mph / 120 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AllardIssued from1956
Model72XK Palm BeachIssued until
SeriePalm BeachNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAllardCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3810 mm / 150.0 in / 150.0 inTotal (curb) weight965 kg / 2127 lb / 2127 lb
Width1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inDry weight
Height1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2438 mm / 96.0 in / 96.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.56  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.87 m2 / 20.1 sq ft / 20.1 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 ManufacturerJaguarValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke106.0 mm / 4.17 in / 4.17 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.78
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement3442 cm3 / 210.0 cu in / 210.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity573.67 cm3/cylinder / 35.007 cu in/cylinder / 35.007 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque285.0 N·m / 210.2 lb·ft / 210.2 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)56.7 kW / 76.0 hp / 76.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output41.2 kW/l / 0.905 bhp/cu in / 0.905 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.8 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed193 km/h / 120 mph / 120 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio196.9 kW/ton / 149.2 bhp/ton / 149.2 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 circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Allard 72XK Palm Beach

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