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Kaiser
Darrin
(1953)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)
Kaiser
SerieDarrin
Model family
ModelDarrin
Model codeKF161
Issued from1953
Issued until
Country of originUS
Number made435
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)
Bodywork designerHoward Darrin
Number of doors2
Number of seats2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2540 / 100.0 / 100.0
Track front [mm / in / in]
Track rear [mm / in / in]
Length [mm / in / in]4674 / 184.0 / 184.0
Width [mm / in / in]1715 / 67.5 / 67.5
Height [mm / in / in]1295 / 51.0 / 51.0
Length/wheelbase ratio1.84
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]987 / 2176 / 2176
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]1.89 / 20.3 / 20.3 (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerWillys
Engine Typestraight (inline)
Engine Type DetailsInline, 6 cylinder
Sump
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)
Total number of cylinders6
Total number of valves12
Valves per cylinder2
Engine Main bearings
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]79.4 / 3.13 / 3.13
Stroke [mm / in / in]88.9 / 3.50 / 3.50
Bore/Stroke ratio0.89
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]2641 / 161.2 / 161.2
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]440.17 / 26.861 / 26.861
Compression ratio7.6
Fuel supply3 carbs
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converterno
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]67.1 / 90.0 / 90.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]4200 / 4200 / 4200
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]172.0 / 126.9 / 126.9
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]1600 / 1600 / 1600
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]26.8 / 36.0 / 36.0 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]25.4 / 0.558 / 0.558
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]65.1 / 0.57 / 0.57

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual with overdrive
Number of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio0.7
Final gear (drive) ratio4.01

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]91.2 / 69.1 / 69.1
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]
Range [km / mi / mi]

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steering
Steering details
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension front
Suspension rear
Wheels front
Wheels rear
Tyres front5.90 x 15
Tyres rear5.90 x 15
Brakes front
Brakes rear
Brakes details
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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