Buick Special (1961) Specifications

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1961 Buick Special
Performance
Max Power 152.1 PS (150 bhp) (111.9 kW) @ 4400 rpm
Specific Output 42.5 bhp/litre0.7 bhp/cu in
Brake mean effective pressure 1060.5 kPa (153.8 psi)
Max Torque 298.0 Nm (220 ft·lb) (30.4 kg m) @ 2400 rpm
Specific Torque 84.4 Nm/litre
Redline
Power to weight 120.29 bhp/ton
Max Speed 169 km/h (105 mph)
0-50 mph (80 km/h) 8.50 s
0-60 mph 11.20 s
0-100 km/h
0-100 mph
80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top gear
Standing km
Chassis
Doors 4
Engine Location Front
Engine Alignment Longitudinal
Engine code
Aspiration Normal
Cylinders V8
Engine Capacity 3.5 litre3531 cc (215.475 cu in) OHV 2 valves per cylinder 16 valves in total
Bore and stroke 88.90 mm x71.10 mm 3.5 in x2.8 in
Compression Ratio 8.80:1
Engine Construction
Engine Lubrication
Engine Manufacturer Buick
Main crankshaft bearings 5
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Bore/stroke ratio 1.25
Unitary capacity 441.38 cc per cylinder
Fuel System 1 Ro carb
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Drive Type rear wheel drive
Transmission Ratios: Top 1.00
Final Gear Ratio 3.36
Steering
Brakes Drum /Drum
Brake size rear
Braked area
Suspension Independent Coil Springs rear Live axle Coil Springs
Wheels rear
Tyres 6.50-13rear 6.50-13
Steering Wheel Turns (lock to lock) 6.200
Max Turning Circle 11.30 m
Drag Co-efficient
Frontal area Cx
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Length 4785 mm 188.4 in
Overall Width 1811 mm 71.3 in
Overall Height 1334 mm 52.5 in
Wheelbase 2845 mm 112 in
Weight distribution (front) 53.00 %
Track Front 1422 mm 56
Ground Clearance
Kerb Weight 1247 kg 2749 lb
Equipment
Fluids and Capacities
Fuel Tank 59.1 litres13 UK Gal15.6 US Gal
Fuel Consumption Combined
C02 emissions
Coolant Water
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