Holden Calais V8, 1995 MY

The Holden Calais V8 is a 4 door sedan/saloon style car with a front mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. The 8 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 5 litres. In this application it musters power and torque figures of 221.5 bhp (225 PS/165 kW) at 4400 rpm and 385 Nm (284 lbft/39.3 kgm) at 3600 rpm respectively. This power is supplied to the wheels by means of a 4 speed automatic transmission. The stated kerb weight is 1539 kg.

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Holden Calais V8, 1995 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4861 mm
How heavy?
1539 kg
What size engine?
5 litre, 4987 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
225 PS / 221.5 bhp / 165 kW @ 4400 rpm
How much torque?
385 Nm / 284 ft.lb / 39.3 kgm @ 3600 rpm
How economical?
15.0/9.0 l/100km city/highway

Holden Calais models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 3791 cm3 200 PS 197 bhp 147 kW 1495 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FR 4A 4987 cm3 251 PS 248 bhp 185 kW

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1995 Holden Calais V8 data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2736 mm 107.7 inches
Track/tread (front) 1491 mm 58.7 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1491 mm 58.7 inches
Length 4861 mm 191.4 inches
Width 1794 mm 70.6 inches
Height 1403 mm 55.2 inches
Ground clearance 143 mm 5.6 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1539 kg 3393 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 80 litres 17.6 UK Gal 21.1 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code GMH 308
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5 litre
4987 cc
(304.325 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 76.8 mm
4 × 3.02 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.32
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(DIN)
225 PS (221.5 bhp) (165 kW)
at 4400 rpm
Specific output
(DIN)
44.4 bhp/litre
0.73 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(DIN)
385 Nm (284 ft·lb) (39.3 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
(DIN)
77.2 Nm/litre
0.93 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.4:1
Fuel system MPFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 970.1 kPa (140.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 623.38 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
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 145.93 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
107.32 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
143.92 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.32 kg/kW
15.56 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 15.0/9.0 l/100km city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km15.0/9.0 l/100km city/highway
km/litre6.7/11.1 km/l city/highway
UK MPG18.8/31.4 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG15.7/26.1 US MPG city/highway
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 6.00 x 15
Wheel size rear 6.00 x 15
Tyres front P205/65 R 15 95H
Tyres rear P205/65 R 15 95H
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio 3.08
general
Carfolio.com ID514305
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1995 Holden Calais V8 added 2017-04-01.
Last modified 2017-04-01.