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Renault Floride Convertible

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Renault Floride Convertible

2-door 2+2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 845 cm3 / 51.6 cu in / 51.6 cu in, 26.8 kW / 35.9 hp / 35.9 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 65.0 N·m / 47.9 lb·ft / 47.9 lb·ft @ 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RenaultIssued from1959
ModelFloride ConvertibleIssued until
SerieFlorideNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRenaultCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4267 mm / 168.0 in / 168.0 inTotal (curb) weight746 kg / 1645 lb / 1645 lb
Width1575 mm / 62.0 in / 62.0 inDry weight
Height1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2267 mm / 89.3 in / 89.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1250 mm / 49.2 in / 49.2 inTowing weight
Track rear1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.88  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.73 m2 / 18.7 sq ft / 18.7 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) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerRenaultValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore58.0 mm / 2.28 in / 2.28 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.73
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement845 cm3 / 51.6 cu in / 51.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity211.25 cm3/cylinder / 12.891 cu in/cylinder / 12.891 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power26.8 kW / 35.9 hp / 35.9 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque65.0 N·m / 47.9 lb·ft / 47.9 lb·ft at 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm / 3300 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)10.7 kW / 14.4 hp / 14.4 hp (est.)
CoolantotherSpecific output31.7 kW/l / 0.697 bhp/cu in / 0.697 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque76.9 N·m/l / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in / 0.67 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1.03
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.37

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio48.3 kW/ton / 36.6 bhp/ton / 36.6 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 locationrearEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearIndependent, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Renault Floride Convertible

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