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Ford Zephyr V6

(1966 model)

Brief specs of 1966 Ford Zephyr V6

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2495 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in, 84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp @ 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm, 197.0 N·m / 145.3 lb·ft / 145.3 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 155 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1966
ModelZephyr V6Issued until
SerieZephyrNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4700 mm / 185.0 in / 185.0 inTotal (curb) weight1300 kg / 2866 lb / 2866 lb
Width1810 mm / 71.3 in / 71.3 inDry weight
Height1486 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2934 mm / 115.5 in / 115.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.6  

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 cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore93.7 mm / 3.69 in / 3.69 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke60.4 mm / 2.38 in / 2.38 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.55
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement2495 cm3 / 152.3 cu in / 152.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity415.83 cm3/cylinder / 25.376 cu in/cylinder / 25.376 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.9 : 1
SumpMax. output power84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp at 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm / 4750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque197.0 N·m / 145.3 lb·ft / 145.3 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)12.4 kW / 16.6 hp / 16.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.8 kW/l / 0.743 bhp/cu in / 0.743 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque79.0 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 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)10.20 s / 10.20 s / 10.20 sTop (maximal) speed155 km/h / 96 mph / 96 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio86.9 kW/ton / 65.9 bhp/ton / 65.9 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.0 m / 36.1 ft / 36.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Zephyr V6

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