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Pontiac Tempest Le Mans Sprint

(1966 model)

Brief specs of 1966 Pontiac Tempest Le Mans Sprint

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 3770 cm3 / 230.1 cu in / 230.1 cu in, 154.4 kW / 207.1 hp / 207.1 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 309.0 N·m / 227.9 lb·ft / 227.9 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 182 km/h / 113 mph / 113 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PontiacIssued from1966
ModelTempest Le Mans SprintIssued until
SerieTempestNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPontiacCountryUS

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

Length5243 mm / 206.4 in / 206.4 inTotal (curb) weight1551 kg / 3419 lb / 3419 lb
Width1890 mm / 74.4 in / 74.4 inDry weight
Height1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2921 mm / 115.0 in / 115.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1473 mm / 58.0 in / 58.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inWeight distribution (front)55.3 % / 55.3 % / 55.3 %
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity82 l / 17.9 UK gal / 21.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.20 m2 / 23.7 sq ft / 23.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerPontiacValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore98.6 mm / 3.88 in / 3.88 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.3 mm / 3.24 in / 3.24 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.2
Fuel supply1 Rochester carburettorEngine displacement3770 cm3 / 230.1 cu in / 230.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity628.33 cm3/cylinder / 38.343 cu in/cylinder / 38.343 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power154.4 kW / 207.1 hp / 207.1 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque309.0 N·m / 227.9 lb·ft / 227.9 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)54.0 kW / 72.5 hp / 72.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output41.0 kW/l / 0.900 bhp/cu in / 0.900 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque82.0 N·m/l / 0.72 lb·ft/cu in / 0.72 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)7.30 s / 7.30 s / 7.30 sTop (maximal) speed182 km/h / 113 mph / 113 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.00 s / 10.00 s / 10.00 sPower-to-weight ratio133.5 kW/ton / 101.1 bhp/ton / 101.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)25.40 s / 25.40 s / 25.40 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time17.20 s / 17.20 s / 17.20 s (top 82 km/h / 51 mph / 51 mph)Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ball PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.2Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearLive axle,4 Links, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontFirestone SS 7.75 x 14Tyres rearFirestone SS 7.75 x 14
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Pontiac Tempest Le Mans Sprint

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