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Buick Skylark Custom

(1970 model)

Brief specs of 1970 Buick Skylark Custom

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5724 cm3 / 349.3 cu in / 349.3 cu in, 193.9 kW / 260.0 hp / 260.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 488.0 N·m / 359.9 lb·ft / 359.9 lb·ft @ 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BuickIssued from1970
ModelSkylark CustomIssued until
SerieSkylarkNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBuickCountryUS

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length5239 mm / 206.3 in / 206.3 inTotal (curb) weight1656 kg / 3651 lb / 3651 lb
Width1962 mm / 77.2 in / 77.2 inDry weight
Height1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2946 mm / 116.0 in / 116.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity76 l / 16.7 UK gal / 20.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.29 m2 / 24.6 sq ft / 24.6 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 constructionBore96.5 mm / 3.80 in / 3.80 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke97.8 mm / 3.85 in / 3.85 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.99
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement5724 cm3 / 349.3 cu in / 349.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity715.50 cm3/cylinder / 43.662 cu in/cylinder / 43.662 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power193.9 kW / 260.0 hp / 260.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque488.0 N·m / 359.9 lb·ft / 359.9 lb·ft at 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm / 2600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)77.6 kW / 104.0 hp / 104.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.9 kW/l / 0.744 bhp/cu in / 0.744 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque85.3 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.93

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed185 km/h / 115 mph / 115 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio157.0 kW/ton / 119.0 bhp/ton / 119.0 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Buick Skylark Custom

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