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Checker Aerocar

Brief specs of Checker Aerocar

6-door 7-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5354 cm3 / 326.7 cu in / 326.7 cu in, 140.2 kW / 188.0 hp / 188.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 431.0 N·m / 317.9 lb·ft / 317.9 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CheckerIssued from
ModelAerocarIssued until
SerieAerocarNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCheckerCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors6
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats7
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length6852 mm / 269.8 in / 269.8 inTotal (curb) weight2340 kg / 5159 lb / 5159 lb
Width1930 mm / 76.0 in / 76.0 inDry weight
Height1676 mm / 66.0 in / 66.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase4800 mm / 189.0 in / 189.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.43  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.75 m2 / 29.6 sq ft / 29.6 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)Stroke82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.23
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement5354 cm3 / 326.7 cu in / 326.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity669.25 cm3/cylinder / 40.840 cu in/cylinder / 40.840 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power140.2 kW / 188.0 hp / 188.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque431.0 N·m / 317.9 lb·ft / 317.9 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)56.1 kW / 75.2 hp / 75.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.2 kW/l / 0.576 bhp/cu in / 0.576 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque80.5 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio80.3 kW/ton / 60.9 bhp/ton / 60.9 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, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Checker Aerocar

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