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Vanden Plas Princess

(1960 model)

Brief specs of 1960 Vanden Plas Princess

4-door 7-seater limousine, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3990 cm3 / 243.5 cu in / 243.5 cu in, 89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft @ 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 138 km/h / 86 mph / 86 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Vanden PlasIssued from1960
ModelPrincessIssued until
SeriePrincessNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVanden PlasCountryNL

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typelimousineNumber of seats7
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5461 mm / 215.0 in / 215.0 inTotal (curb) weight2121 kg / 4676 lb / 4676 lb
Width1842 mm / 72.5 in / 72.5 inDry weight
Height1778 mm / 70.0 in / 70.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3353 mm / 132.0 in / 132.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1486 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance165 mm / 6.5 in / 6.5 inFuel capacity73 l / 16.0 UK gal / 19.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.78 m2 / 30.0 sq ft / 30.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerBMCValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore87.3 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke111.1 mm / 4.37 in / 4.37 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.79
Fuel supply1 St carbEngine displacement3990 cm3 / 243.5 cu in / 243.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity665.00 cm3/cylinder / 40.581 cu in/cylinder / 40.581 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power89.5 kW / 120.0 hp / 120.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque251.0 N·m / 185.1 lb·ft / 185.1 lb·ft at 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm / 2750 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)12.4 kW / 16.6 hp / 16.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.4 kW/l / 0.493 bhp/cu in / 0.493 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque62.9 N·m/l / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in / 0.55 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.45

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)16.10 s / 16.10 s / 16.10 sTop (maximal) speed138 km/h / 86 mph / 86 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio56.6 kW/ton / 42.9 bhp/ton / 42.9 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
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4Turning circle11.1 m / 36.4 ft / 36.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf 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 Vanden Plas Princess

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