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  Buick Le Sabre Concept
 

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Country of origin:United States
Produced in:1951
Numbers built:1
Designed by:Harvey J Earl
Source:Company press release
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Engine
Configuration 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast aluminium block and head
Displacement 3,523 cc / 215 cu in
Bore / Stroke 83.0 mm (3.3 in) / 83.0 mm (3.3 in)
Compression 10.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 Bendix Eclipse Carburettors
Aspiration Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 335 bhp / 250 KW @ 5,200 rpm
Torque 517 Nm / 381 ft lbs @ 3,650 rpm
BHP/Liter 95 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium / magnesium body on chrome molybdenum box-type chassis
Front suspension unequal length A-arms, torsion bars, tubular hydraulic dampers
Rear suspension DeDion axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, tubular hydraulic dampers
Steering Saginaw recirculating ball
Brakes finned drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Automatic
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,723 kilo / 3,799 lbs
Length / Width / Height 5,127 mm (201.9 in) / 2,014 mm (79.3 in) / 1,270 mm (50 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,921 mm (115 in) / 1,473 mm (58 in) / 1,524 mm (60 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.19 bhp / kg
Top Speed 193 km/h (120 mph)
0-60 mph 8.0 s

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