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Packard Carribean 6.1 Convertible

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Packard Carribean 6.1 Convertible

5-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, 6129 cm3 / 374.0 cu in / 374.0 cu in, 228.0 kW / 305.8 hp / 305.8 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PackardIssued from1956
ModelCarribean 6.1 ConvertibleIssued until
SerieCarribeanNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPackardCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)6390 l / 225.66 cu ft / 225.66 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5530 mm / 217.7 in / 217.7 inTotal (curb) weight2249 kg / 4958 lb / 4958 lb
Width1990 mm / 78.3 in / 78.3 inDry weight
Height1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3240 mm / 127.6 in / 127.6 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.59 m2 / 27.9 sq ft / 27.9 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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement6129 cm3 / 374.0 cu in / 374.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power228.0 kW / 305.8 hp / 305.8 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)91.2 kW / 122.3 hp / 122.3 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output37.2 kW/l / 0.817 bhp/cu in / 0.817 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio137.8 kW/ton / 104.4 bhp/ton / 104.4 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 frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Packard Carribean 6.1 Convertible

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