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Ford Vedette

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Ford Vedette

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 2158 cm3 / 131.7 cu in / 131.7 cu in, 49.2 kW / 66.0 hp / 66.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 122.0 N·m / 90.0 lb·ft / 90.0 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1954
ModelVedetteIssued until
SerieVedetteNumber 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)4640 l / 163.86 cu ft / 163.86 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4674 mm / 184.0 in / 184.0 inTotal (curb) weight1240 kg / 2734 lb / 2734 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2692 mm / 106.0 in / 106.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inTowing weight
Track rear1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance146 mm / 5.7 in / 5.7 inFuel capacity61 l / 13.5 UK gal / 16.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.24 m2 / 24.1 sq ft / 24.1 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 (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore66.0 mm / 2.60 in / 2.60 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke78.8 mm / 3.10 in / 3.10 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.84
Fuel supply1 Ze-St carbEngine displacement2158 cm3 / 131.7 cu in / 131.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity269.75 cm3/cylinder / 16.461 cu in/cylinder / 16.461 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio7.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power49.2 kW / 66.0 hp / 66.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque122.0 N·m / 90.0 lb·ft / 90.0 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)19.7 kW / 26.4 hp / 26.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.8 kW/l / 0.501 bhp/cu in / 0.501 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque56.5 N·m/l / 0.49 lb·ft/cu in / 0.49 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.55

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio53.2 kW/ton / 40.3 bhp/ton / 40.3 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 circle11.9 m / 39.0 ft / 39.0 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 Ford Vedette

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