Cadillac Calais Coupé, 1966 MY 68257

This automobile has a 2 door coupé body style with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 7 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 340 bhp (345 PS/254 kW) of power at 4600 rpm, and maximum torque of 651 N·m (480 lb·ft/66.4 kgm) at 3600 rpm. This power is transmitted to the wheels by means of a 3 speed automatic gearbox. Claimed kerb weight is 2080 kg.

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Key facts

Cadillac Calais Coupé, 1966 MY 68257 information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5690 mm
How heavy?
2080 kg
What size engine?
7 litre, 7025 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
345 PS / 340 bhp / 254 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
651 Nm / 480 ft.lb / 66.4 kgm @ 3600 rpm

Cadillac Calais models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7025 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW 2130 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7025 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW 2106 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7025 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW 2128 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7025 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW 2114 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7025 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW 2182 kg
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3A 7025 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW 2101 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7025 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW 2130 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3A 7025 cm3 345 PS 340 bhp 254 kW 2126 kg

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1966 Cadillac Calais Coupé data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3289 mm 129.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1588 mm 62.5 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1588 mm 62.5 inches
Length 5690 mm 224 inches
Width 2032 mm 80 inches
Height 1387 mm 54.6 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.73
Kerb weight 2080 kg 4586 lb
Weight distribution 50.9 % front
fuel tank capacity 98.5 litres 21.7 UK Gal 26 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Cadillac
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 7 litre
7025 cc
(428.692 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 104.9 × 101.6 mm
4.13 × 4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.03
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(gross)
345 PS (340 bhp) (254 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
(gross)
48.4 bhp/litre
0.79 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(gross)
651 Nm (480 ft·lb) (66.4 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
(gross)
92.67 Nm/litre
1.12 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.5:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1164.5 kPa (168.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 878.13 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
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 165.73 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
121.89 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
163.46 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.2 kg/kW
13.7 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 6JK x 15
Wheel size rear 6JK x 15
Tyres front 9.00 x 15
Tyres rear 9.00 x 15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 314 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 2.94
general
Carfolio.com ID290829
Production total
Model code 68257
Model family
RAC rating 54.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1966 Cadillac Calais Coupé added 2012-11-06.
Last modified 2013-02-28.