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Studebaker Lark 8

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 Studebaker Lark 8

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4248 cm3 / 259.2 cu in / 259.2 cu in, 102.9 kW / 138.0 hp / 138.0 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 353.0 N·m / 260.4 lb·ft / 260.4 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)StudebakerIssued from1963
ModelLark 8Issued until
SerieLarkNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerStudebakerCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4775 mm / 188.0 in / 188.0 inTotal (curb) weight1415 kg / 3120 lb / 3120 lb
Width1810 mm / 71.3 in / 71.3 inDry weight
Height1416 mm / 55.7 in / 55.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2769 mm / 109.0 in / 109.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1457 mm / 57.4 in / 57.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1438 mm / 56.6 in / 56.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.18 m2 / 23.4 sq ft / 23.4 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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore90.4 mm / 3.56 in / 3.56 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.6 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement4248 cm3 / 259.2 cu in / 259.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity531.00 cm3/cylinder / 32.404 cu in/cylinder / 32.404 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power102.9 kW / 138.0 hp / 138.0 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque353.0 N·m / 260.4 lb·ft / 260.4 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)41.2 kW / 55.2 hp / 55.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output24.2 kW/l / 0.532 bhp/cu in / 0.532 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque83.1 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.07

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio97.5 kW/ton / 73.9 bhp/ton / 73.9 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-lock4.8Turning circle11.9 m / 39.0 ft / 39.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Studebaker Lark 8

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