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Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 1500 Coupe 34

(1960 model)

Brief specs of 1960 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 1500 Coupe 34

coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1493 cm3 / 91.1 cu in / 91.1 cu in, 39.0 kW / 52.3 hp / 52.3 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1960
ModelKarmann Ghia 1500 Coupe 34Issued until
SerieKarmann GhiaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3940 l / 139.14 cu ft / 139.14 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4200 mm / 165.4 in / 165.4 inTotal (curb) weight860 kg / 1896 lb / 1896 lb
Width1640 mm / 64.6 in / 64.6 inDry weight
Height1340 mm / 52.8 in / 52.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2430 mm / 95.7 in / 95.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity42 l / 9.2 UK gal / 11.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.87 m2 / 20.1 sq ft / 20.1 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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1493 cm3 / 91.1 cu in / 91.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power39.0 kW / 52.3 hp / 52.3 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.6 kW / 20.9 hp / 20.9 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output26.1 kW/l / 0.574 bhp/cu in / 0.574 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio61.6 kW/ton / 46.7 bhp/ton / 46.7 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 locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 1500 Coupe 34

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