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Tatra T603

(1964 model)

Brief specs of 1964 Tatra T603

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2474 cm3 / 151.0 cu in / 151.0 cu in, 78.3 kW / 105.0 hp / 105.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 167.0 N·m / 123.2 lb·ft / 123.2 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)TatraIssued from1964
ModelT603Issued until
SerieT603Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerTatraCountryCZ

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4978 mm / 196.0 in / 196.0 inTotal (curb) weight1470 kg / 3241 lb / 3241 lb
Width1892 mm / 74.5 in / 74.5 inDry weight
Height1530 mm / 60.2 in / 60.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2750 mm / 108.3 in / 108.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1486 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inWeight distribution (front)48.0 % / 48.0 % / 48.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.81  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.46 m2 / 26.5 sq ft / 26.5 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 ManufacturerTatraValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke70.0 mm / 2.76 in / 2.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.07
Fuel supply2 Ji carbsEngine displacement2474 cm3 / 151.0 cu in / 151.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity309.25 cm3/cylinder / 18.872 cu in/cylinder / 18.872 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power78.3 kW / 105.0 hp / 105.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque167.0 N·m / 123.2 lb·ft / 123.2 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)29.7 kW / 39.8 hp / 39.8 hp (est.)
CoolantotherSpecific output31.6 kW/l / 0.696 bhp/cu in / 0.696 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque67.5 N·m/l / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.1

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)11.00 s / 11.00 s / 11.00 sTop (maximal) speed161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)16.00 s / 16.00 s / 16.00 sPower-to-weight ratio71.4 kW/ton / 54.1 bhp/ton / 54.1 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, Trailing arm, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Swinging semi-axle, Trailing arm, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Tatra T603

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