Cadillac Type 55 Club Roadster, 1917 MY

The Cadillac Type 55 Club Roadster is a 2 door roadster-bodied car with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5.2 litre, side valve 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 60 bhp (61 PS/45 kW) of power. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels by means of a 3 speed manual gearbox.

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Cadillac Type 55 Club Roadster, 1917 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door roadster with 4 seats
What size engine?
5.2 litre, 5157 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
61 PS / 60 bhp / 45 kW
How much torque?
Unknown

Cadillac Type models

4 door tourer FR 3M 5157 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW
2 door roadster FR 3M 5157 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5157 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW
2 door roadster FR 3M 5157 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 3M 5157 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW
4 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5157 cm3
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 3M 5157 cm3
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5157 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW
4 door tourer FR 3M 5157 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW
2 door roadster FR 3M 5157 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW
4 door tourer FR 3M 5157 cm3

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2 door roadster FR 3M 4835 cm3 61 PS 60 bhp 45 kW 1633 kg
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1917 Cadillac Type 55 Club Roadster data
bodywork
Body type4 seater roadster
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3175 mm 125 inches
Track/tread (front) 1422 mm 56 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1422 mm 56 inches
Length
Width
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75.8 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20 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 5.2 litre
5157 cc
(314.699 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79.4 × 130.2 mm
3.13 × 5.13 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.61
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 61 PS (60 bhp) (45 kW)
Specific output 11.6 bhp/litre
0.19 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio
Fuel system 1 Cadillac carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 644.63 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
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 36 x 4½
Tyres rear 36 x 4½
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.44
general
Carfolio.com ID386881
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 31.3
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1917 Cadillac Type 55 Club Roadster added 2014-11-22.
Last modified 2014-11-23.