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Studebaker Golden Hawk

(1956 model)

Brief specs of 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawk

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5768 cm3 / 352.0 cu in / 352.0 cu in, 205.1 kW / 275.0 hp / 275.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 515.0 N·m / 379.8 lb·ft / 379.8 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, rear wheel drive, 209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)StudebakerIssued from1956
ModelGolden HawkIssued until
SerieGolden HawkNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerStudebakerCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5180 mm / 203.9 in / 203.9 inTotal (curb) weight1524 kg / 3360 lb / 3360 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1430 mm / 56.3 in / 56.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3060 mm / 120.5 in / 120.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.18 m2 / 23.4 sq ft / 23.4 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 ManufacturerPackardValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement5768 cm3 / 352.0 cu in / 352.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity721.00 cm3/cylinder / 43.998 cu in/cylinder / 43.998 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power205.1 kW / 275.0 hp / 275.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque515.0 N·m / 379.8 lb·ft / 379.8 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)55.5 kW / 74.5 hp / 74.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.6 kW/l / 0.781 bhp/cu in / 0.781 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque89.3 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.74
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.92

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.40 s / 7.40 s / 7.40 sTop (maximal) speed209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.60 s / 9.60 s / 9.60 sPower-to-weight ratio180.4 kW/ton / 136.7 bhp/ton / 136.7 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 frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front7.10 x 15Tyres rear7.10 x 15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Studebaker Golden Hawk

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