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Avanti Avanti II

(1979 model)

Brief specs of 1979 Avanti Avanti II

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5736 cm3 / 350.0 cu in / 350.0 cu in, 145.4 kW / 195.0 hp / 195.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 385.0 N·m / 284.0 lb·ft / 284.0 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 193 km/h / 120 mph / 120 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AvantiIssued from1979
ModelAvanti IIIssued until
SerieAvantiNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAvantiCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerRaymond LoewyCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5024 mm / 197.8 in / 197.8 inTotal (curb) weight1619 kg / 3569 lb / 3569 lb
Width1788 mm / 70.4 in / 70.4 inDry weight
Height1382 mm / 54.4 in / 54.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1457 mm / 57.4 in / 57.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1437 mm / 56.6 in / 56.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance157 mm / 6.2 in / 6.2 inFuel capacity72 l / 15.8 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.10 m2 / 22.6 sq ft / 22.6 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 ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.4 mm / 3.48 in / 3.48 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement5736 cm3 / 350.0 cu in / 350.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity717.00 cm3/cylinder / 43.754 cu in/cylinder / 43.754 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power145.4 kW / 195.0 hp / 195.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque385.0 N·m / 284.0 lb·ft / 284.0 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)58.2 kW / 78.0 hp / 78.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output25.4 kW/l / 0.557 bhp/cu in / 0.557 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque67.1 N·m/l / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.55

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 ratio120.4 kW/ton / 91.3 bhp/ton / 91.3 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
Steeringcam & lever PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.4 m / 37.4 ft / 37.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Avanti Avanti II

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