Panther Kallista

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Panther Kallista
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Overview
Manufacturer Panther Car Company
Production 73 produced by "SsangYong"
Model years 1982–1990
Assembly Weybridge, England
Designer Robert Jankel
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door roadster
Layout FR layout
Powertrain
Engine 1.6L Ford I4
2.8L Ford Cologne V6
2.9L Ford Cologne V6
Transmission 4-speed manual
3-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 100.4 in (2,550 mm)
Length 151.6 in (3,851 mm)
Width 66.5 in (1,689 mm)
Height 50.0 in (1,270 mm)
Curb weight 2,127 lb (965 kg)[1]
Chronology
Predecessor Panther Lima

The Kallista replaced the Panther Lima as Panther Car Company's volume model for the 1980s.

Unlike the Vauxhall-based Lima, the Kallista used Ford mechanicals, including a range of engines from 1.6 L straight-4 to 2.9 L Cologne V6. Like its predecessor, it featured styling resembling earlier Allard and Morgan cars.

The later SsangYong-built models of the 1990s used a 2.3 L engine.

The Kallista used an aluminium body over a purpose-built steel chassis. Performance was good, with a sprint to 60 mph (96.6 km/h) taking under 8 seconds.

The Kallista was produced from 1982 through 1990 until SsangYong Motor Company released a badge engineered version in 1992 called the SsangYong Kallista. Only 78 of the SsangYong models were ever built.[2]

Sources and further reading[edit]

  1. ^ "1984 Panther Kallista technical specifications". Carfolio.com. 2008-04-03. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  2. ^ So, Rachel K (2008-09-24). "Samsung Transportation Museum". Rachel's Random Ramblings. 

External links[edit]

Panther Kallista

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