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Volvo P1800

(1960 model)

Brief specs of 1960 Volvo P1800

3-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1782 cm3 / 108.7 cu in / 108.7 cu in, 71.6 kW / 96.0 hp / 96.0 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 140.0 N·m / 103.3 lb·ft / 103.3 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, rear wheel drive, 172 km/h / 107 mph / 107 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VolvoIssued from1960
ModelP1800Issued until
Serie1800Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVolvoCountrySE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4400 mm / 173.2 in / 173.2 inTotal (curb) weight1070 kg / 2359 lb / 2359 lb
Width1676 mm / 66.0 in / 66.0 inDry weight
Height1280 mm / 50.4 in / 50.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2451 mm / 96.5 in / 96.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity45 l / 9.9 UK gal / 11.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.82 m2 / 19.6 sq ft / 19.6 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 ManufacturerVolvoValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore84.2 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke80.0 mm / 3.15 in / 3.15 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1782 cm3 / 108.7 cu in / 108.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity445.50 cm3/cylinder / 27.186 cu in/cylinder / 27.186 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power71.6 kW / 96.0 hp / 96.0 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque140.0 N·m / 103.3 lb·ft / 103.3 lb·ft at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)30.9 kW / 41.5 hp / 41.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output40.2 kW/l / 0.883 bhp/cu in / 0.883 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque78.6 N·m/l / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in / 0.69 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed172 km/h / 107 mph / 107 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)11.90 s / 11.90 s / 11.90 sPower-to-weight ratio89.7 kW/ton / 68.0 bhp/ton / 68.0 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 circle10.0 m / 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
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 Volvo P1800

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