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Dodge Coronet 500 R/T Hardtop

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Dodge Coronet 500 R/T Hardtop

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7206 cm3 / 439.7 cu in / 439.7 cu in, 279.6 kW / 374.9 hp / 374.9 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 651.0 N·m / 480.2 lb·ft / 480.2 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, automatic transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)DodgeIssued from1968
ModelCoronet 500 R/T HardtopIssued until
SerieCoronetNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerChrysler LLCCountryAR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5248 mm / 206.6 in / 206.6 inTotal (curb) weight1601 kg / 3530 lb / 3530 lb
Width1948 mm / 76.7 in / 76.7 inDry weight
Height1344 mm / 52.9 in / 52.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2972 mm / 117.0 in / 117.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1521 mm / 59.9 in / 59.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1504 mm / 59.2 in / 59.2 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity72 l / 15.9 UK gal / 19.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.23 m2 / 24.0 sq ft / 24.0 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 ManufacturerDodgeValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore109.7 mm / 4.32 in / 4.32 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke95.2 mm / 3.75 in / 3.75 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supplyEngine displacement7206 cm3 / 439.7 cu in / 439.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity900.75 cm3/cylinder / 54.967 cu in/cylinder / 54.967 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power279.6 kW / 374.9 hp / 374.9 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque651.0 N·m / 480.2 lb·ft / 480.2 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)111.8 kW / 150.0 hp / 150.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output38.8 kW/l / 0.853 bhp/cu in / 0.853 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque90.3 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears
Wheel driverear 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 ratio234.2 kW/ton / 177.5 bhp/ton / 177.5 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 locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrecirculating ballSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.5 m / 41.0 ft / 41.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Leaf spring
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Dodge Coronet 500 R/T Hardtop

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