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Packard Clipper Super

(1957 model)

Brief specs of 1957 Packard Clipper Super

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5766 cm3 / 351.9 cu in / 351.9 cu in, 179.0 kW / 240.0 hp / 240.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 475.0 N·m / 350.3 lb·ft / 350.3 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PackardIssued from1957
ModelClipper SuperIssued until
SerieClipperNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPackardCountryUS

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length5461 mm / 215.0 in / 215.0 inTotal (curb) weight1676 kg / 3695 lb / 3695 lb
Width1981 mm / 78.0 in / 78.0 inDry weight
Height1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3099 mm / 122.0 in / 122.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1518 mm / 59.8 in / 59.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.65 m2 / 28.5 sq ft / 28.5 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 Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerPackardValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement5766 cm3 / 351.9 cu in / 351.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity720.75 cm3/cylinder / 43.983 cu in/cylinder / 43.983 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power179.0 kW / 240.0 hp / 240.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque475.0 N·m / 350.3 lb·ft / 350.3 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)71.6 kW / 96.0 hp / 96.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.0 kW/l / 0.682 bhp/cu in / 0.682 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.4 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.31

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio143.2 kW/ton / 108.5 bhp/ton / 108.5 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 frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Packard Clipper Super

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