Pontiac Firebird Formula (1978) Specifications

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1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula
Max Power 187.6 PS (185 bhp) (138 kW) @ 3600 rpm
Specific Output 28 bhp/litre0.46 bhp/cu in
Brake mean effective pressure 826.6 kPa (119.9 psi)
Max Torque 434.0 Nm (320 ft·lb) (44.3 kg m) @ 2200 rpm
Specific Torque 65.78 Nm/litre
Power to weight 111.92 bhp/ton
Max Speed
0-50 mph (80 km/h)
0-60 mph
0-100 km/h
0-100 mph
80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top gear
Standing km
Doors 2
Engine Location Front
Engine Alignment Longitudinal
Engine code
Aspiration Normal
Cylinders V8
Engine Capacity 6.6 litre6598 cc (402.635 cu in) OHV 2 valves per cylinder 16 valves in total
Bore and stroke 110.50 mm x86.00 mm 4.35 in x3.39 in
Compression Ratio 7.90:1
Engine Construction
Engine Lubrication
Engine Manufacturer GM
Main crankshaft bearings 5
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter
Bore/stroke ratio 1.28
Unitary capacity 824.75 cc per cylinder
Fuel System 1 Ro carb
Gearbox 3 speed automatic
Drive Type rear wheel drive
Transmission Ratios: Top 1.00
Final Gear Ratio 2.41
Steering Recirculating ball Power assisted
Brakes Disc /Drum-S
Brake size rear
Braked area
Suspension Independent Wishbone Coil Springs rear Live axle Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels rear
Tyres rear
Steering Wheel Turns (lock to lock)
Max Turning Circle
Drag Co-efficient
Frontal area Cx
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Length 5000 mm 196.9 in
Overall Width 1854 mm 73 in
Overall Height 1255 mm 49.4 in
Wheelbase 2746 mm 108.1 in
Weight distribution (front)
Track Front 1557 mm 61.3
Ground Clearance
Kerb Weight 1653 kg 3644 lb
Fluids and Capacities
Fuel Tank 76.8 litres16.9 UK Gal20.3 US Gal
Fuel Consumption Combined
C02 emissions
Coolant Water
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