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Nissan Leopard

(1988 model)

Brief specs of 1988 Nissan Leopard

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2960 cm3 / 180.6 cu in / 180.6 cu in, 187.2 kW / 251.0 hp / 251.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 343.0 N·m / 253.0 lb·ft / 253.0 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)NissanIssued from1988
ModelLeopardIssued until
SerieLeopardNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerNissan Motor Co. Ltd.CountryJP,UK


Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4805 mm / 189.2 in / 189.2 inTotal (curb) weight1520 kg / 3351 lb / 3351 lb
Width1690 mm / 66.5 in / 66.5 inDry weight
Height1370 mm / 53.9 in / 53.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2615 mm / 103.0 in / 103.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1435 mm / 56.5 in / 56.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance135 mm / 5.3 in / 5.3 inFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.84  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.97 m2 / 21.2 sq ft / 21.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeVG 30 DETotal number of cylinders6
Engine TypeV engine (60.0° vee)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerNissanValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore87.0 mm / 3.43 in / 3.43 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement2960 cm3 / 180.6 cu in / 180.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings4Unitary capacity493.33 cm3/cylinder / 30.105 cu in/cylinder / 30.105 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power187.2 kW / 251.0 hp / 251.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque343.0 N·m / 253.0 lb·ft / 253.0 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor type1 Garrett CNR-1 turbochargerMaximum rpm
IntercooleryesMax. net output (power at the wheels)74.9 kW / 100.4 hp / 100.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output63.2 kW/l / 1.390 bhp/cu in / 1.390 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque115.9 N·m/l / 1.01 lb·ft/cu in / 1.01 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.92


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed230 km/h / 143 mph / 143 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio165.1 kW/ton / 125.1 bhp/ton / 125.1 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


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft / 34.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front6.5J x 15Wheels rear6.5J x 15
Tyres front215/60 HR 15Tyres rear215/60 HR 15
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Nissan Leopard


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