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Ambassador Custom

(1960 model)

Brief specs of 1960 Ambassador Custom

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5358 cm3 / 327.0 cu in / 327.0 cu in, 186.4 kW / 250.0 hp / 250.0 hp @ 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm, 461.0 N·m / 340.0 lb·ft / 340.0 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AmbassadorIssued from1960
ModelCustomIssued until
SerieCustomNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAmbassadorCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4788 mm / 188.5 in / 188.5 inTotal (curb) weight1511 kg / 3331 lb / 3331 lb
Width1676 mm / 66.0 in / 66.0 inDry weight
Height1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2832 mm / 111.5 in / 111.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1387 mm / 54.6 in / 54.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1375 mm / 54.1 in / 54.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity83 l / 18.3 UK gal / 22.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.17 m2 / 23.4 sq ft / 23.4 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 Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.6 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.23
Fuel supply1 Ho carbEngine displacement5358 cm3 / 327.0 cu in / 327.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity669.75 cm3/cylinder / 40.871 cu in/cylinder / 40.871 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power186.4 kW / 250.0 hp / 250.0 hp at 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm / 4700 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque461.0 N·m / 340.0 lb·ft / 340.0 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.8 kW/l / 0.765 bhp/cu in / 0.765 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque86.0 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.54

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio165.4 kW/ton / 125.4 bhp/ton / 125.4 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 circle12.1 m / 39.7 ft / 39.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ambassador Custom

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