1970 Chevrolet El Camino 400 V8, 1971 MY 13480

This car has a 2 door light delivery vehicle/ute/bakkie type body with a front located engine driving through the rear wheels. Power is produced by an overhead valve, 6.6 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder powerplant, with 2 valves per cylinder that produces power and torque figures of 260 bhp (264 PS/194 kW) at 4400 rpm and 529 N·m (390 lb·ft/53.9 kgm) at 3200 rpm respectively. A 4 speed manual gearbox transfers the power to the driven wheels. Claimed kerb weight is 1671 kg.

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1970 Chevrolet El Camino 400 V8, 1971 MY 13480 information summary

What body style?
2 door light delivery vehicle/ute/bakkie with 2 seats
How long?
5253 mm
How heavy?
1671 kg
What size engine?
6.6 litre, 6590 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
264 PS / 260 bhp / 194 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
529 Nm / 390 ft.lb / 53.9 kgm @ 3200 rpm

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1970 Chevrolet El Camino 400 V8 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater light delivery vehicle/ute/bakkie
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2946 mm 116 inches
Track/tread (front) 1506 mm 59.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1504 mm 59.2 inches
Length 5253 mm 206.8 inches
Width 1915 mm 75.4 inches
Height 1382 mm 54.4 inches
Ground clearance 145 mm 5.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1671 kg 3684 lb
Weight distribution 56.6 % front
fuel tank capacity 72 litres 15.8 UK Gal 19 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code LS3
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 6.6 litre
6590 cc
(402.146 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 104.8 × 95.5 mm
4.13 × 3.76 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.1
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
264 PS (260 bhp) (194 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
39.5 bhp/litre
0.65 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
529 Nm (390 ft·lb) (53.9 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
80.27 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Rochester 7041201 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1008.7 kPa (146.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 823.75 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 157.76 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
116.03 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
155.6 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.62 kg/kW
14.4 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 front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock 6.000
Turning circle 10.70 m
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6 x 14
Wheel size rear 6 x 14
Tyres front F78 x 14B
Tyres rear F78 x 14B
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 241 mm
Rear brake diameter 241 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.31
general
Carfolio.com ID237446
Production total
Model code 13480
Model family
RAC rating 54.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1970 Chevrolet El Camino 400 V8 added 2011-03-16.
Last modified 2013-02-28.