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Volkswagen Karmann Ghia TC

(1970 model)

Brief specs of 1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia TC

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1585 cm3 / 96.7 cu in / 96.7 cu in, 48.5 kW / 65.0 hp / 65.0 hp @ 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm, 118.0 N·m / 87.0 lb·ft / 87.0 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 137 km/h / 85 mph / 85 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolkswagenIssued from1970
ModelKarmann Ghia TCIssued until
SerieKarmann GhiaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolkswagen AGCountryDE,US,BR,MX,ZA

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

Length4204 mm / 165.5 in / 165.5 inTotal (curb) weight920 kg / 2028 lb / 2028 lb
Width1620 mm / 63.8 in / 63.8 inDry weight
Height1314 mm / 51.7 in / 51.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1316 mm / 51.8 in / 51.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1358 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.81 m2 / 19.5 sq ft / 19.5 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 Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVolkswagenValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore85.5 mm / 3.37 in / 3.37 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke69.0 mm / 2.72 in / 2.72 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.24
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1585 cm3 / 96.7 cu in / 96.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity396.25 cm3/cylinder / 24.181 cu in/cylinder / 24.181 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power48.5 kW / 65.0 hp / 65.0 hp at 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm / 4600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque118.0 N·m / 87.0 lb·ft / 87.0 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)13.9 kW / 18.6 hp / 18.6 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output30.6 kW/l / 0.672 bhp/cu in / 0.672 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque74.5 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 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)14.20 s / 14.20 s / 14.20 sTop (maximal) speed137 km/h / 85 mph / 85 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio70.7 kW/ton / 53.5 bhp/ton / 53.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h21.30 s / 21.30 s / 21.30 sFuel 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 locationrearEngine 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 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia TC

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