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Pontiac Star Chief

(1957 model)

Brief specs of 1957 Pontiac Star Chief

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5190 cm3 / 316.7 cu in / 316.7 cu in, 169.3 kW / 227.0 hp / 227.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 423.0 N·m / 312.0 lb·ft / 312.0 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PontiacIssued from1957
ModelStar ChiefIssued until
SerieStar ChiefNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPontiacCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5385 mm / 212.0 in / 212.0 inTotal (curb) weight1622 kg / 3576 lb / 3576 lb
Width1905 mm / 75.0 in / 75.0 inDry weight
Height1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3150 mm / 124.0 in / 124.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1486 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.55 m2 / 27.5 sq ft / 27.5 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 (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.6 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.21
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement5190 cm3 / 316.7 cu in / 316.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity648.75 cm3/cylinder / 39.589 cu in/cylinder / 39.589 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.9 : 1
SumpMax. output power169.3 kW / 227.0 hp / 227.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque423.0 N·m / 312.0 lb·ft / 312.0 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)67.7 kW / 90.8 hp / 90.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output32.6 kW/l / 0.717 bhp/cu in / 0.717 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque81.5 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.08

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio139.9 kW/ton / 106.0 bhp/ton / 106.0 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Pontiac Star Chief

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