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AMC Ambassador SST 401 specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 1692 kg (3730 lbs)
Dimensions 5.35 m (211 in) long, 1.96 m (77 in) wide, 1.41 m (56 in) high
Wheelbase 3.10 m (122 in)
Introduced 1971
Origin country United States
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Powertrain

Engine type AMC V-8 401
Displacement 6.6 l (401 ci / 6571 cc)
Power 340 ps (335 bhp / 250 kw) @ 5000 rpm
Torque 583 Nm (430 lb-ft) @ 3400 rpm
Power / liter 52 ps (51 hp)
Power / weight 201 ps (198 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 345 Nm (254 lb-ft) / t
Transmission Borg Warner 3 Speed Automatic (2.71 ratio)
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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Shaggy  7y ago

@ Super8: That's one heck of a sleeper.


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Mental  7y ago

@Super8
I could think of Maserati Quattroporte and Facel Vega Excellence. I'm sure you what Maserati is like, but Facel Vega is a French exotic saloon.
To describe it shortly: large dimensions, über-luxury, big Chrysler V8, or hellish beautiful monster. It a bit reminds Cadillac Eldorado, but Facel is more elegant and more a dictator's vehicle. Shorter to say, I think these two cars are excellent competitors to this AMC. Ah, yes, but one note, Facel is 1959, and 4porte is 1963.


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Super8  7y ago

@ Shaggy: 0-60 mph in 7.5 sec. 1/4 mile is 14.8 sec and lastly the top speed is 138 mph. AMC have 4 door sedan with AMC AMX's performance. This car probably one of the fastest sedan in America and Europe. Is there any other sedan like this in 1970's?


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Mental  7y ago

Beautiful, elegant, brutal.


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Shaggy  7y ago

It just looks like a nice, elegant, stately old sedan.


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ Super8:(Continued)
Your face at the same moment: >8D


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ Super8: You'd never guess it has a 335 horsepower 401 C.I. AMC V8 lurking under its hood, it looks like an old granny car, especially in brown.
You drive: 4 door muscle car.
Others see: a geriatric-mobile, probably your grandmother's.
Their faces when you blow their doors off: 8D


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Super8  7y ago

A sleeper sedan from AMC. This car had 401 V8 from AMC Javelin AMX. With this look, nobody will know if this car is really fast. It's also sold in Europe not just USA.