Ford Skyliner, 1957 MY

The Ford Skyliner is a convertible/cabriolet with 2 doors and a front mounted powerplant which supplies its power to the rear wheels. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 4.8 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 212 bhp (215 PS/158 kW) of power at 4300 rpm, and maximum torque of 403 N·m (297 lb·ft/41.1 kgm) at 2700 rpm. A 3 speed manual gearbox supplies the power to the wheels.

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Ford Skyliner, 1957 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
5354 mm
What size engine?
4.8 litre, 4777 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
215 PS / 212 bhp / 158 kW @ 4300 rpm
How much torque?
403 Nm / 297 ft.lb / 41.1 kgm @ 2700 rpm

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1957 Ford Skyliner data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2997 mm 118 inches
Track/tread (front) 1499 mm 59 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1433 mm 56.4 inches
Length 5354 mm 210.8 inches
Width
Height 1430 mm 56.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 68.2 litres 15 UK Gal 18 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.8 litre
4777 cc
(291.51 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95.25 × 83.8 mm
3.75 × 3.3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.14
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 215 PS (212 bhp) (158 kW)
at 4300 rpm
Specific output 44.4 bhp/litre
0.73 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 403 Nm (297 ft·lb) (41.1 kgm)
at 2700 rpm
Specific torque 84.36 Nm/litre
1.02 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.1:1
Fuel system 1 carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1060.1 kPa (153.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 597.13 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
Weight-to-power ratio
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 5½ x 14
Wheel size rear 5½ x 14
Tyres front 8.00 x 14
Tyres rear 8.00 x 14
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.89
general
Carfolio.com ID373219
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 45.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1957 Ford Skyliner added 2014-10-17.
Last modified 2014-10-17.