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Vauxhall Velox III

(1960 model)

Brief specs of 1960 Vauxhall Velox III

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2651 cm3 / 161.8 cu in / 161.8 cu in, 70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 187.0 N·m / 137.9 lb·ft / 137.9 lb·ft @ 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VauxhallIssued from1960
ModelVelox IIIIssued until
SerieVeloxNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVauxhallCountryUK,DE

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4509 mm / 177.5 in / 177.5 inTotal (curb) weight1193 kg / 2630 lb / 2630 lb
Width1740 mm / 68.5 in / 68.5 inDry weight
Height1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2667 mm / 105.0 in / 105.0 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 clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity49 l / 10.8 UK gal / 12.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.1 sq ft / 23.1 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerVauxhallValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.6 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.6 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement2651 cm3 / 161.8 cu in / 161.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity441.83 cm3/cylinder / 26.962 cu in/cylinder / 26.962 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power70.8 kW / 94.9 hp / 94.9 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque187.0 N·m / 137.9 lb·ft / 137.9 lb·ft at 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm / 1600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)28.3 kW / 38.0 hp / 38.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.7 kW/l / 0.587 bhp/cu in / 0.587 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque70.5 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.9

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio79.6 kW/ton / 60.3 bhp/ton / 60.3 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 circle11.7 m / 38.4 ft / 38.4 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 Vauxhall Velox III

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