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Pontiac Grand Prix SJ

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Pontiac Grand Prix SJ

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7467 cm3 / 455.7 cu in / 455.7 cu in, 223.7 kW / 300.0 hp / 300.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PontiacIssued from1972
ModelGrand Prix SJIssued until
SerieGrand PrixNumber 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

Length5425 mm / 213.6 in / 213.6 inTotal (curb) weight1996 kg / 4400 lb / 4400 lb
Width1941 mm / 76.4 in / 76.4 inDry weight
Height1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2997 mm / 118.0 in / 118.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.18 m2 / 23.5 sq ft / 23.5 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 ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore104.9 mm / 4.13 in / 4.13 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke108.0 mm / 4.25 in / 4.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement7467 cm3 / 455.7 cu in / 455.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity933.38 cm3/cylinder / 56.958 cu in/cylinder / 56.958 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power223.7 kW / 300.0 hp / 300.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output30.0 kW/l / 0.658 bhp/cu in / 0.658 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio150.3 kW/ton / 113.9 bhp/ton / 113.9 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 time 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 frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Pontiac Grand Prix SJ

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