Ambassador Custom, 1960 MY

The Ambassador Custom is a 4 door saloon style car with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. Powering the Ambassador Custom is an overhead valve, 5.4 litre naturally aspirated 8 cylinder motor, with 2 valves per cylinder that develops power and torque figures of 250 bhp (253 PS/186 kW) at 4700 rpm and 461 N·m (340 lb·ft/47 kgm) at 2600 rpm respectively. The engine powers the wheels through a 3 speed automatic transmission. The Ambassador Custom weighs a claimed 1511 kg at the kerb.

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Ambassador Custom, 1960 MY information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4788 mm
How heavy?
1511 kg
What size engine?
5.4 litre, 5358 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
253 PS / 250 bhp / 186 kW @ 4700 rpm
How much torque?
461 Nm / 340 ft.lb / 47 kgm @ 2600 rpm

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1960 Ambassador Custom data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2832 mm 111.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1387 mm 54.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1375 mm 54.1 inches
Length 4788 mm 188.5 inches
Width 1676 mm 66 inches
Height 1524 mm 60 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.69
Kerb weight 1511 kg 3331 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 83.3 litres 18.3 UK Gal 22 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer
Engine code
Cylinders V 8
Capacity 5.4 litre
5358 cc
(326.965 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 101.6 × 82.6 mm
4 × 3.25 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.23
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
253 PS (250 bhp) (186 kW)
at 4700 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
46.7 bhp/litre
0.76 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
461 Nm (340 ft·lb) (47 kgm)
at 2600 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
86.04 Nm/litre
1.04 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.7:1
Fuel system 1 Ho carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1081.2 kPa (156.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 669.75 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 167.75 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
123.38 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
165.45 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.11 kg/kW
13.54 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 12.10 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.54
general
Carfolio.com ID52437
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 51.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1960 Ambassador Custom added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.