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GSM Flamingo 1500 GT

(1966 model)

Brief specs of 1966 GSM Flamingo 1500 GT

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1498 cm3 / 91.4 cu in / 91.4 cu in, 63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 115.0 N·m / 84.8 lb·ft / 84.8 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)GSMIssued from1966
ModelFlamingo 1500 GTIssued until
SerieFlamingoNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGSMCountryZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3759 mm / 148.0 in / 148.0 inTotal (curb) weight726 kg / 1601 lb / 1601 lb
Width1537 mm / 60.5 in / 60.5 inDry weight
Height1245 mm / 49.0 in / 49.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2197 mm / 86.5 in / 86.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.63 m2 / 17.5 sq ft / 17.5 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 constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.8 mm / 2.86 in / 2.86 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1498 cm3 / 91.4 cu in / 91.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity374.50 cm3/cylinder / 22.853 cu in/cylinder / 22.853 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power63.4 kW / 85.0 hp / 85.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque115.0 N·m / 84.8 lb·ft / 84.8 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)25.4 kW / 34.0 hp / 34.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output42.3 kW/l / 0.930 bhp/cu in / 0.930 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.8 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed160 km/h / 99 mph / 99 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio117.1 kW/ton / 88.7 bhp/ton / 88.7 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
Steeringworm & pegSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,RSSuspension rearLive axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front590-13Tyres rear590-13
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of GSM Flamingo 1500 GT

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