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Chevrolet Impala

(1960 model)

Brief specs of 1960 Chevrolet Impala

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4640 cm3 / 283.2 cu in / 283.2 cu in, 138.0 kW / 185.1 hp / 185.1 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 373.0 N·m / 275.1 lb·ft / 275.1 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ChevroletIssued from1960
ModelImpalaIssued until
SerieImpalaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGeneral Motor CompanyCountryUS,BR,KR,ZA

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length5359 mm / 211.0 in / 211.0 inTotal (curb) weight1741 kg / 3838 lb / 3838 lb
Width2032 mm / 80.0 in / 80.0 inDry weight
Height1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3023 mm / 119.0 in / 119.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1505 mm / 59.3 in / 59.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance197 mm / 7.8 in / 7.8 inFuel capacity91 l / 20.0 UK gal / 24.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.37 m2 / 25.5 sq ft / 25.5 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 constructionBore98.4 mm / 3.87 in / 3.87 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.29
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement4640 cm3 / 283.2 cu in / 283.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity580.00 cm3/cylinder / 35.394 cu in/cylinder / 35.394 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power138.0 kW / 185.1 hp / 185.1 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque373.0 N·m / 275.1 lb·ft / 275.1 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)55.2 kW / 74.0 hp / 74.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.7 kW/l / 0.654 bhp/cu in / 0.654 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque80.4 N·m/l / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in / 0.70 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio106.3 kW/ton / 80.5 bhp/ton / 80.5 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 circle13.4 m / 44.0 ft / 44.0 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 Chevrolet Impala

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