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Puma GT

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Puma GT

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 3-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 981 cm3 / 59.9 cu in / 59.9 cu in, 44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 88.0 N·m / 64.9 lb·ft / 64.9 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 170 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PumaIssued from1968
ModelGTIssued until
SerieGTNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation


Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3850 mm / 151.6 in / 151.6 inTotal (curb) weight800 kg / 1764 lb / 1764 lb
Width1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inDry weight
Height1200 mm / 47.2 in / 47.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2220 mm / 87.4 in / 87.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1290 mm / 50.8 in / 50.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1350 mm / 53.1 in / 53.1 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.63 m2 / 17.6 sq ft / 17.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders3
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerAuto UnionValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore74.0 mm / 2.91 in / 2.91 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.0 mm / 2.99 in / 2.99 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.97
Fuel supplyEngine displacement981 cm3 / 59.9 cu in / 59.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity327.00 cm3/cylinder / 19.955 cu in/cylinder / 19.955 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque88.0 N·m / 64.9 lb·ft / 64.9 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)17.6 kW / 23.6 hp / 23.6 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output44.9 kW/l / 0.986 bhp/cu in / 0.986 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque89.7 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed170 km/h / 106 mph / 106 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio73.8 kW/ton / 55.9 bhp/ton / 55.9 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


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.5 m / 37.7 ft / 37.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Transverse leaf springSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front560-15Tyres rear560-15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Puma GT


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