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Ford Lotus-Cortina

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Ford Lotus-Cortina

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 1558 cm3 / 95.1 cu in / 95.1 cu in, 78.3 kW / 105.0 hp / 105.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 146.0 N·m / 107.7 lb·ft / 107.7 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 174 km/h / 108 mph / 108 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1963
ModelLotus-CortinaIssued until
SerieLotus-CortinaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4216 mm / 166.0 in / 166.0 inTotal (curb) weight825 kg / 1819 lb / 1819 lb
Width1588 mm / 62.5 in / 62.5 inDry weight
Height1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2508 mm / 98.7 in / 98.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1308 mm / 51.5 in / 51.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1290 mm / 50.8 in / 50.8 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.89 m2 / 20.3 sq ft / 20.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.6 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.8 mm / 2.86 in / 2.86 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.13
Fuel supply2 We 40 DCOE18 carbsEngine displacement1558 cm3 / 95.1 cu in / 95.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity389.50 cm3/cylinder / 23.769 cu in/cylinder / 23.769 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power78.3 kW / 105.0 hp / 105.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque146.0 N·m / 107.7 lb·ft / 107.7 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)20.0 kW / 26.8 hp / 26.8 hp (est.)
CoolantotherSpecific output50.3 kW/l / 1.104 bhp/cu in / 1.104 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque93.7 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed174 km/h / 108 mph / 108 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)13.60 s / 13.60 s / 13.60 sPower-to-weight ratio127.3 kW/ton / 96.4 bhp/ton / 96.4 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)43.10 s / 43.10 s / 43.10 sFuel 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-lock3Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, MacPherson strutSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs, Radius arms
Wheels front5.5J x 13Wheels rear5.5J x 13
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front241 mm / 9.5 in / 9.5 inBrake diameter rear229 mm / 9.0 in / 9.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Lotus-Cortina

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