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Imperial Custom Southampton

(1962 model)

Brief specs of 1962 Imperial Custom Southampton

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6775 cm3 / 413.4 cu in / 413.4 cu in, 253.5 kW / 339.9 hp / 339.9 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 637.0 N·m / 469.8 lb·ft / 469.8 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ImperialIssued from1962
ModelCustom SouthamptonIssued until
SerieCustomNumber made749
Model familyTY1-LBody construction
Model code912Body designation
ManufacturerImperialCountryUS

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length5786 mm / 227.8 in / 227.8 inTotal (curb) weight2200 kg / 4850 lb / 4850 lb
Width2075 mm / 81.7 in / 81.7 inDry weight
Height1443 mm / 56.8 in / 56.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3277 mm / 129.0 in / 129.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1567 mm / 61.7 in / 61.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inWeight distribution (front)52.8 % / 52.8 % / 52.8 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity87 l / 19.2 UK gal / 23.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.55 m2 / 27.4 sq ft / 27.4 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 (90.0° vee)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerChryslerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore106.4 mm / 4.19 in / 4.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke95.2 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.12
Fuel supply1 Ca AFB-3256S carbEngine displacement6775 cm3 / 413.4 cu in / 413.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity846.88 cm3/cylinder / 51.680 cu in/cylinder / 51.680 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power253.5 kW / 339.9 hp / 339.9 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque637.0 N·m / 469.8 lb·ft / 469.8 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)101.4 kW / 136.0 hp / 136.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.4 kW/l / 0.822 bhp/cu in / 0.822 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque94.0 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.93

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio154.6 kW/ton / 117.1 bhp/ton / 117.1 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 circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front8.20 x 15Tyres rear8.20 x 15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Imperial Custom Southampton

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