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Ford Corsair

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Ford Corsair

4-door 5-seater, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, 1497 cm3 / 91.4 cu in / 91.4 cu in, 44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 101.0 N·m / 74.5 lb·ft / 74.5 lb·ft @ 2300 rpm / 2300 rpm / 2300 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1968
ModelCorsairIssued until
SerieCorsairNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typeNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4120 l / 145.50 cu ft / 145.50 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4500 mm / 177.2 in / 177.2 inTotal (curb) weight885 kg / 1951 lb / 1951 lb
Width1620 mm / 63.8 in / 63.8 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2570 mm / 101.2 in / 101.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity40 l / 8.8 UK gal / 10.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.01 m2 / 21.6 sq ft / 21.6 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 constructionBore81.0 mm / 3.19 in / 3.19 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke72.7 mm / 2.86 in / 2.86 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.11
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement1497 cm3 / 91.4 cu in / 91.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity374.62 cm3/cylinder / 22.861 cu in/cylinder / 22.861 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power44.0 kW / 59.0 hp / 59.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque101.0 N·m / 74.5 lb·ft / 74.5 lb·ft at 2300 rpm / 2300 rpm / 2300 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)17.6 kW / 23.6 hp / 23.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.4 kW/l / 0.646 bhp/cu in / 0.646 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque67.5 N·m/l / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in / 0.59 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
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 ratio67.8 kW/ton / 51.4 bhp/ton / 51.4 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-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Corsair

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