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Pontiac Tempest

(1960 model)

Brief specs of 1960 Pontiac Tempest

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3181 cm3 / 194.1 cu in / 194.1 cu in, 82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 258.0 N·m / 190.3 lb·ft / 190.3 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 137 km/h / 85 mph / 85 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PontiacIssued from1960
ModelTempestIssued until
SerieTempestNumber 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

Length4808 mm / 189.3 in / 189.3 inTotal (curb) weight1324 kg / 2919 lb / 2919 lb
Width1834 mm / 72.2 in / 72.2 inDry weight
Height1359 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2845 mm / 112.0 in / 112.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1443 mm / 56.8 in / 56.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1443 mm / 56.8 in / 56.8 inWeight distribution (front)54.0 % / 54.0 % / 54.0 %
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.12 m2 / 22.8 sq ft / 22.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerPontiacValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore103.1 mm / 4.06 in / 4.06 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke95.2 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supplyEngine displacement3181 cm3 / 194.1 cu in / 194.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity795.25 cm3/cylinder / 48.529 cu in/cylinder / 48.529 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.6 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque258.0 N·m / 190.3 lb·ft / 190.3 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)29.2 kW / 39.2 hp / 39.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output25.8 kW/l / 0.567 bhp/cu in / 0.567 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque81.1 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.55

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)10.50 s / 10.50 s / 10.50 sTop (maximal) speed137 km/h / 85 mph / 85 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)15.00 s / 15.00 s / 15.00 sPower-to-weight ratio83.1 kW/ton / 62.9 bhp/ton / 62.9 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 time19.90 s / 19.90 s / 19.90 s (top 68 km/h / 42 mph / 42 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Pontiac Tempest

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