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Plymouth AAR 'Cuda

(1970 model)

Brief specs of 1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5563 cm3 / 339.5 cu in / 339.5 cu in, 216.3 kW / 290.1 hp / 290.1 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 468.0 N·m / 345.2 lb·ft / 345.2 lb·ft @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PlymouthIssued from1970
ModelAAR 'CudaIssued until
SerieCudaNumber made
Model familyFB2Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPlymouthCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4742 mm / 186.7 in / 186.7 inTotal (curb) weight1594 kg / 3514 lb / 3514 lb
Width1902 mm / 74.9 in / 74.9 inDry weight
Height1293 mm / 50.9 in / 50.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2743 mm / 108.0 in / 108.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1516 mm / 59.7 in / 59.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1542 mm / 60.7 in / 60.7 inWeight distribution (front)57.0 % / 57.0 % / 57.0 %
Ground clearance127 mm / 5.0 in / 5.0 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.5 sq ft / 22.5 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 ManufacturerChryslerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructioncast iron block & headsBore102.6 mm / 4.04 in / 4.04 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.1 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.22
Fuel supply3 Ho carbsEngine displacement5563 cm3 / 339.5 cu in / 339.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity695.38 cm3/cylinder / 42.435 cu in/cylinder / 42.435 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power216.3 kW / 290.1 hp / 290.1 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque468.0 N·m / 345.2 lb·ft / 345.2 lb·ft at 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm6500 rpm / 6500 rpm / 6500 rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)96.0 kW / 128.7 hp / 128.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output38.9 kW/l / 0.854 bhp/cu in / 0.854 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque84.1 N·m/l / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in / 0.74 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.55

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed220 km/h / 137 mph / 137 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.00 s / 6.00 s / 6.00 sPower-to-weight ratio181.9 kW/ton / 137.8 bhp/ton / 137.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)16.70 s / 16.70 s / 16.70 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time14.41 s / 14.41 s / 14.41 s (top 98 km/h / 61 mph / 61 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.5Turning circle12.5 m / 41.0 ft / 41.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion bar, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels front7 x 15Wheels rear7 x 15
Tyres frontGoodyear Polyglas GT E60-15Tyres rearGoodyear Polyglas GT G60-15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front272 mm / 10.7 in / 10.7 inBrake diameter rear254 mm / 10.0 in / 10.0 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Plymouth AAR 'Cuda

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