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Pontiac Tempest

Pontiac Tempest - this is the car that is produced by the American company Pontiac, division of concern General Motors, in the period from 1961 to 1970.

Tempest was proposed as a compact model of the initial class in September 1960-th year. The sharing of the new body on the platform Y together with a series of Buick Special, Skylark, Oldsmobile F-85 and Cutlass, model also some time released under the name LeMans.

In 1964, the second year of the platform has been redesigned and renamed in A body. In 1970 the name of the Tempest was replaced by the LeMans.

The first generation (1961-1963) differed installed behind the gearbox. Such innovative features called В«cable car transferВ» and has previously been used in models Le Sabre. The combination of the rear gearbox and front engine led to the ideal weight ratio of 50/50 and contributed to the emergence of chetyrehkolesnoy independent suspension. The movement of the cars were given a 3.2-liter engine Trophy 4, known as benzinosberegayuschiy engine, which developed the power from 110 to 140 horsepower depending on the version.

The second generation (1964-1970) has been a change: from compact cars Tempest were transformed into more convenient and medium vehicles with a total wheelbase of 2 800mm and the total length of 5 200mm. Geared up a standard 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine with a capacity of 140l.s., however, there were proposed and more powerful a 6.6-liter version of the motors (280 h.p.).

For two generations Pontiac Tempest was collected 1 286 766 copies.

Other names of this model: Pontiac Tempest Super Duty, Pontiac Tempest hardtop, Pontiac Tempest coupe, Pontiac Tempest convertible, Pontiac Tempest 326 HO, Pontiac Tempest 389, Pontiac Tempest 400, Pontiac Tempest Custom, Pontiac Tempest 350 V8 HO

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