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Pontiac Ventura Coupé

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Pontiac Ventura Coupé

4-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4097 cm3 / 250.0 cu in / 250.0 cu in, 82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft @ 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PontiacIssued from1972
ModelVentura CoupéIssued until
SerieVenturaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPontiacCountryUS

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4940 mm / 194.5 in / 194.5 inTotal (curb) weight1361 kg / 3000 lb / 3000 lb
Width1839 mm / 72.4 in / 72.4 inDry weight
Height1334 mm / 52.5 in / 52.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2814 mm / 110.8 in / 110.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1499 mm / 59.0 in / 59.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1496 mm / 58.9 in / 58.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance124 mm / 4.9 in / 4.9 inFuel capacity61 l / 13.4 UK gal / 16.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.09 m2 / 22.4 sq ft / 22.4 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 ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore98.3 mm / 3.87 in / 3.87 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.7 mm / 3.53 in / 3.53 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.1
Fuel supply1 Ro carbEngine displacement4097 cm3 / 250.0 cu in / 250.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity682.83 cm3/cylinder / 41.669 cu in/cylinder / 41.669 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power82.0 kW / 110.0 hp / 110.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft at 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)32.8 kW / 44.0 hp / 44.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output20.0 kW/l / 0.440 bhp/cu in / 0.440 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque61.3 N·m/l / 0.54 lb·ft/cu in / 0.54 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio80.8 kW/ton / 61.2 bhp/ton / 61.2 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-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearRadius armsx, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Pontiac Ventura Coupé

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