Buick Skylark GS, 1972 MY

The Buick Skylark GS is a coupé style motor vehicle with a front positioned engine powering the rear wheels. Its 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 7.5 litres. This unit musters power and torque figures of 270 bhp (274 PS/201 kW) at 4400 rpm and 529 Nm (390 lbft/53.9 kgm) at 3000 rpm respectively. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed manual gearbox. Quoted kerb weight is 1629 kg. It is said to be able to attain a maxiumum speed of 183 km/h which is 114 mph.

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Key facts

Buick Skylark GS, 1972 MY information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 4/5 seats
How long?
5164 mm
How heavy?
1629 kg
What size engine?
7.5 litre, 7456 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
274 PS / 270 bhp / 201 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
529 Nm / 390 ft.lb / 53.9 kgm @ 3000 rpm
How fast?
183 km/h, 114 mph

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fixed-head coupé FR 3M 5724 cm3 198 PS 195 bhp 145 kW 1629 kg
fixed-head coupé FR 4M 7456 cm3 253 PS 250 bhp 186 kW 1629 kg

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1972 Buick Skylark GS data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2845 mm 112 inches
Track/tread (front) 1506 mm 59.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1506 mm 59.3 inches
Length 5164 mm 203.3 inches
Width 1951 mm 76.8 inches
Height 1359 mm 53.5 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.82
Kerb weight 1629 kg 3591 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 7.5 litre
7456 cc
(454.993 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 109.4 × 99 mm
4.31 × 3.9 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
274 PS (270 bhp) (201 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
36.2 bhp/litre
0.59 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
529 Nm (390 ft·lb) (53.9 kgm)
at 3000 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
70.95 Nm/litre
0.86 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 1 Ro carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 891.6 kPa (129.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 932 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 183 km/h (114 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 168.05 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
123.6 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
165.75 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.09 kg/kW
13.51 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 I.W.TrLi.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.RA.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.42
general
Carfolio.com ID44814
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 59.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1972 Buick Skylark GS added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.