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Plymouth 'Cuda

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Plymouth 'Cuda

4-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5572 cm3 / 340.0 cu in / 340.0 cu in, 179.0 kW / 240.0 hp / 240.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 393.0 N·m / 289.9 lb·ft / 289.9 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 182 km/h / 113 mph / 113 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PlymouthIssued from1972
Model'CudaIssued until
SerieCudaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPlymouthCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4740 mm / 186.6 in / 186.6 inTotal (curb) weight1554 kg / 3426 lb / 3426 lb
Width1902 mm / 74.9 in / 74.9 inDry weight
Height1303 mm / 51.3 in / 51.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2743 mm / 108.0 in / 108.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1529 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1542 mm / 60.7 in / 60.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance142 mm / 5.6 in / 5.6 inFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.11 m2 / 22.7 sq ft / 22.7 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 constructionBore102.5 mm / 4.04 in / 4.04 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.22
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement5572 cm3 / 340.0 cu in / 340.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity696.50 cm3/cylinder / 42.503 cu in/cylinder / 42.503 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power179.0 kW / 240.0 hp / 240.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque393.0 N·m / 289.9 lb·ft / 289.9 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)71.6 kW / 96.0 hp / 96.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.1 kW/l / 0.706 bhp/cu in / 0.706 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque70.5 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.23

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed182 km/h / 113 mph / 113 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio154.4 kW/ton / 117.0 bhp/ton / 117.0 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-lock5.3Turning circle12.6 m / 41.3 ft / 41.3 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Torsion bar, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Plymouth 'Cuda

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