1945 Cadillac 61

The Cadillac 61 is a sedan/saloon with 4 doors and a front mounted engine which supplies the power through the rear wheels. Its 5.7 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, side valve, 8 cylinder that has an output of 150 bhp (152 PS/112 kW) of power at 3400 rpm, and maximum torque of 373 N·m (275 lb·ft/38 kgm) at 1700 rpm. It weighs a claimed 1867 kg at the kerb. Maximum speed claimed is 153 km/h, which is 95 mph.

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1945 Cadillac 61 information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How heavy?
1867 kg
What size engine?
5.7 litre, 5676 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
152 PS / 150 bhp / 112 kW @ 3400 rpm
How much torque?
373 Nm / 275 ft.lb / 38 kgm @ 1700 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 16 s
How fast?
153 km/h, 95 mph
1945 Cadillac 61 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 3277 mm 129 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length
Width
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight 1867 kg 4116 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.7 litre
5676 cc
(346.371 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 114.3 mm
3.5 × 4.5 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.78
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 152 PS (150 bhp) (112 kW)
at 3400 rpm
Specific output 26.4 bhp/litre
0.43 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 373 Nm (275 ft·lb) (38 kgm)
at 1700 rpm
Specific torque 65.72 Nm/litre
0.79 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 7.25:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 825.8 kPa (119.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 709.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 16 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 153 km/h (95 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 81.46 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
59.91 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
80.34 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.69 kg/kW
27.88 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
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.77
general
Carfolio.com ID44484
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 39.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1945 Cadillac 61 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.