Key facts

Holden Calais V8, 1995 MY information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4861 mm
What size engine?
5 litre, 4987 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
251 PS / 248 bhp / 185 kW @ 4600 rpm
How much torque?
400 Nm / 295 / 40.8 kgm @ 3800 rpm


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1995 Holden Calais V8 technical specifications

1995 Holden Calais V8 data
Holden Calais V8, 1995 MY data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2736 107.7
Track/tread (front) 1491 58.7
Track/tread (rear) 1491 58.7
Length 4861 191.4
Width 1794 70.6
Height 1403 55.2
Ground clearance 143 5.6
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 80 litres 17.6 UK Gal 21.1 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
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
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
251 PS (248 bhp) (185 kW)
at 4600 rpm
Specific output
49.7 bhp/litre
0.81 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
400 Nm (295 ft·lb) (40.8 kgm)
at 3800 rpm
Specific torque
80.21 Nm/litre
0.97 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.4:1
Fuel system MPFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1007.9 kPa (146.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 623.38 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
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 per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion VPAS
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
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio 3.08
general ID514437
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.

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