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Gordon-Keeble GT

(1960 model)

Brief specs of 1960 Gordon-Keeble GT

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4638 cm3 / 283.0 cu in / 283.0 cu in, 173.7 kW / 232.9 hp / 232.9 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 407.0 N·m / 300.2 lb·ft / 300.2 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Gordon-KeebleIssued from1960
ModelGTIssued until
SerieGTNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerGordon-KeebleCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerBertoneCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4674 mm / 184.0 in / 184.0 inTotal (curb) weight1168 kg / 2575 lb / 2575 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
Height1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2591 mm / 102.0 in / 102.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance203 mm / 8.0 in / 8.0 inFuel capacity91 l / 20.0 UK gal / 24.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.98 m2 / 21.3 sq ft / 21.3 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 ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore98.4 mm / 3.87 in / 3.87 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.29
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement4638 cm3 / 283.0 cu in / 283.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity579.75 cm3/cylinder / 35.379 cu in/cylinder / 35.379 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power173.7 kW / 232.9 hp / 232.9 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque407.0 N·m / 300.2 lb·ft / 300.2 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)54.2 kW / 72.6 hp / 72.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.5 kW/l / 0.823 bhp/cu in / 0.823 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque87.8 N·m/l / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in / 0.77 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.31

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.30 s / 6.30 s / 6.30 sTop (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.70 s / 7.70 s / 7.70 sPower-to-weight ratio199.5 kW/ton / 151.1 bhp/ton / 151.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)18.90 s / 18.90 s / 18.90 sFuel 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-lock3.5Turning circle10.1 m / 33.1 ft / 33.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearde Dion axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Gordon-Keeble GT

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