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Plymouth Barracuda Fastback Formula S

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Fastback Formula S

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6286 cm3 / 383.6 cu in / 383.6 cu in, 223.7 kW / 300.0 hp / 300.0 hp @ 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm, 542.0 N·m / 399.8 lb·ft / 399.8 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PlymouthIssued from1968
ModelBarracuda Fastback Formula SIssued until
SerieBarracudaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPlymouthCountryUS

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4897 mm / 192.8 in / 192.8 inTotal (curb) weight1514 kg / 3338 lb / 3338 lb
Width1819 mm / 71.6 in / 71.6 inDry weight
Height1341 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2743 mm / 108.0 in / 108.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1458 mm / 57.4 in / 57.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1412 mm / 55.6 in / 55.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.07 m2 / 22.3 sq ft / 22.3 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 ManufacturerChryslerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore108.0 mm / 4.25 in / 4.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke85.8 mm / 3.38 in / 3.38 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.26
Fuel supplyEngine displacement6286 cm3 / 383.6 cu in / 383.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity785.75 cm3/cylinder / 47.949 cu in/cylinder / 47.949 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power223.7 kW / 300.0 hp / 300.0 hp at 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm / 4400 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque542.0 N·m / 399.8 lb·ft / 399.8 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.6 kW/l / 0.782 bhp/cu in / 0.782 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque86.2 N·m/l / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in / 0.75 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
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 ratio198.2 kW/ton / 150.1 bhp/ton / 150.1 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
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.5 m / 37.7 ft / 37.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Leaf spring
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Plymouth Barracuda Fastback Formula S

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