2001 Buick Blackhawk US

The Buick Blackhawk is a 2 door convertible/cabriolet style car with a front positioned engine driving through the rear wheels. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 7.5 litres. This unit provides power and torque figures of 463 bhp (469 PS/345 kW) at 4600 rpm and 691 Nm (510 lbft/70.5 kgm) at 4200 rpm respectively. This power is transferred to the wheels by means of a 4 speed automatic gearbox. The claimed kerb weight is 1633 kg.


Buick Blackhawk -
Buick Blackhawk
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Key facts

2001 Buick Blackhawk US information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
5182 mm
How heavy?
1633 kg
What size engine?
7.5 litre, 7458 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
469 PS / 463 bhp / 345 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
691 Nm / 510 ft.lb / 70.5 kgm @ 4200 rpm
2001 Buick Blackhawk data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3277 mm 129 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5182 mm 204 inches
Width 1986 mm 78.2 inches
Height 1394 mm 54.9 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.58
Kerb weight 1633 kg 3600 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 7.5 litre
7458 cc
(455.115 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 109.5 × 99 mm
4.31 × 3.9 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 469 PS (463 bhp) (345 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output 62.1 bhp/litre
1.02 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 691 Nm (510 ft·lb) (70.5 kgm)
at 4200 rpm
Specific torque 92.65 Nm/litre
1.12 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system EFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1164.3 kPa (168.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 932.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 287.47 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
211.43 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
283.53 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.13 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 4.73 kg/kW
7.9 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.
Rear suspension I.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front P295/35 R 18
Tyres rear P295/45 R 18
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID109296
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 59.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2001 Buick Blackhawk added 2003-03-14.
Last modified 2013-02-28.