1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS454 Automatic, 1971 MY 13680

Chevrolet El Camino SS454 is a car that has a 2 door light delivery vehicle/ute/bakkie type body with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 7.4 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 285 bhp (289 PS/213 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 529 N·m (390 lb·ft/53.9 kgm) at 3200 rpm. Power is delivered to the wheels via a 3 speed automatic gearbox. The stated weight at the kerb is 1699 kg.

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1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS454 Automatic, 1971 MY 13680 information summary

What body style?
2 door light delivery vehicle/ute/bakkie with 2 seats
How long?
5253 mm
How heavy?
1699 kg
What size engine?
7.4 litre, 7446 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
289 PS / 285 bhp / 213 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
529 Nm / 390 ft.lb / 53.9 kgm @ 3200 rpm

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1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS454 Automatic 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) 1529 mm 60.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1521 mm 59.9 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 1699 kg 3746 lb
Weight distribution 57.1 % 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 LS5
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 7.4 litre
7446 cc
(454.383 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 108 × 101.6 mm
4.25 × 4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.06
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Net)
289 PS (285 bhp) (213 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output
(Net)
38.3 bhp/litre
0.63 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Net)
529 Nm (390 ft·lb) (53.9 kgm)
at 3200 rpm
Specific torque
(Net)
71.04 Nm/litre
0.86 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) 892.8 kPa (129.5 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 930.75 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 170.08 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
125.09 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
167.75 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 7.99 kg/kW
13.35 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
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 7 x 15
Wheel size rear 7 x 15
Tyres front F60 x 15
Tyres rear F60 x 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 241 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.31
general
Carfolio.com ID237523
Production total
Model code 13680
Model family
RAC rating 57.9
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS454 Automatic added 2011-03-12.
Last modified 2013-02-28.