1985 Buick Wildcat Concept

The Wildcat is a road car from Buick, with all wheel drive, a mid located engine and a 1 door coupé body style. The 6 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 3.8 litres. It produces power and torque figures of 230 bhp (233 PS/172 kW) at 6000 rpm and 332 Nm (245 lbft/33.9 kgm) at 4000 rpm respectively. Power is transferred to the wheels by means of a 4 speed automatic gearbox. It weighs a quoted 1320 kg at the kerb.

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Buick Wildcat -
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Key facts

1985 Buick Wildcat Concept information summary

What body style?
1 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4387 mm
How heavy?
1320 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3800 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
233 PS / 230 bhp / 172 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
332 Nm / 245 ft.lb / 33.9 kgm @ 4000 rpm

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1985 Buick Wildcat data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors1
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2591 mm 102 inches
Track/tread (front) 1511 mm 59.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1511 mm 59.5 inches
Length 4387 mm 172.7 inches
Width 1834 mm 72.2 inches
Height 1110 mm 43.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1320 kg 2910 lb
Weight distribution 35 % front
fuel tank capacity 56.8 litres 12.5 UK Gal 15 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Buick
Engine code
Cylinders V 6
Capacity 3.8 litre
3800 cc
(231.89 cu in)
Bore × Stroke
Bore/stroke ratio
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 233 PS (230 bhp) (172 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 60.5 bhp/litre
0.99 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 332 Nm (245 ft·lb) (33.9 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 87.37 Nm/litre
1.06 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system SFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1097.9 kPa (159.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 633.33 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
performance
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 176.66 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
129.93 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
174.24 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.08 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.7 kg/kW
12.86 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position mid
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels all wheel drive  
Torque split 35/65
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension I.CS.
Wheel size front 8 x 16
Wheel size rear 9 x 16
Tyres front 225/50 VR 16
Tyres rear 225/50 VR 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID144815
Production total
Model code
Model family Concept
RAC rating
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1985 Buick Wildcat added 2006-08-14.
Last modified 2013-02-28.