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Panther J72

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Panther J72

2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4235 cm3 / 258.4 cu in / 258.4 cu in, 141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 271.0 N·m / 199.9 lb·ft / 199.9 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual with overdrive 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 183 km/h / 114 mph / 114 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PantherIssued from1972
ModelJ72Issued until
SerieJ72Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPantherCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4064 mm / 160.0 in / 160.0 inTotal (curb) weight1136 kg / 2504 lb / 2504 lb
Width1664 mm / 65.5 in / 65.5 inDry weight
Height1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity118 l / 26.0 UK gal / 31.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.47  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.90 m2 / 20.5 sq ft / 20.5 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerJaguarValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke106.0 mm / 4.17 in / 4.17 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.87
Fuel supply4 Ze carbsEngine displacement4235 cm3 / 258.4 cu in / 258.4 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity705.83 cm3/cylinder / 43.072 cu in/cylinder / 43.072 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power141.7 kW / 190.0 hp / 190.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque271.0 N·m / 199.9 lb·ft / 199.9 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)64.4 kW / 86.3 hp / 86.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output33.5 kW/l / 0.735 bhp/cu in / 0.735 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque64.0 N·m/l / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.78
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.45

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed183 km/h / 114 mph / 114 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.40 s / 6.40 s / 6.40 sPower-to-weight ratio167.2 kW/ton / 126.7 bhp/ton / 126.7 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Panther J72

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