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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), 2545 cm3 / 155.3 cu in / 155.3 cu in, 74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 170.0 N·m / 125.4 lb·ft / 125.4 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 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)5250 l / 185.40 cu ft / 185.40 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5065 mm / 199.4 in / 199.4 inTotal (curb) weight1470 kg / 3241 lb / 3241 lb
Width1910 mm / 75.2 in / 75.2 inDry weight
Height1550 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2750 mm / 108.3 in / 108.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.84  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.52 m2 / 27.1 sq ft / 27.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.75 m2 / 8.1 sq ft / 8.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)18.8 kW / 25.2 hp / 25.2 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerTatraValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.0 mm / 2.83 in / 2.83 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2545 cm3 / 155.3 cu in / 155.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity318.13 cm3/cylinder / 19.413 cu in/cylinder / 19.413 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque170.0 N·m / 125.4 lb·ft / 125.4 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)29.8 kW / 40.0 hp / 40.0 hp (est.)
CoolantotherSpecific output29.3 kW/l / 0.644 bhp/cu in / 0.644 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque66.8 N·m/l / 0.58 lb·ft/cu in / 0.58 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)Top (maximal) speed169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio68.0 kW/ton / 51.5 bhp/ton / 51.5 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,SA
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Tatra T603

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