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1972-1989 DE TOMASO Longchamps specifications

1972-1989 DE TOMASO Longchamps specifications Classic and Performance Car

Having failed with the Deauville, De Tomaso went and repeated the concept with its Longchamp. Again, it was a case of producing an Italian version of another manufacturer’s car – this time, the Mercedes-Benz 450SLC – going down the same road to do so. Again, sales were non-existent, mainly because there was simply no demand, and the quality just wasn’t there. Once De Tomaso took a controlling interest in Maserati, it tried again with the car, rebadging it the Kyalami, but was met with similar apathy from buyers.

Production

  • Production:
    409
  • Price at launch:
    £9,945
  • Price (excellent)
    £16,500
  • Price (good):
    £12,500
  • Price (average):
    £6,000
  • Price (project):
    £2,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    6.4secs
  • Top speed:
    149.0mph
  • Power:
    330.0bhp
  • Torque:
    325.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    16.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual/Automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4520mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2600mm
  • Width:
    1840mm
  • Height:
    1290mm
  • Weight:
    1814kgs
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