|Manufacturer||Panther Car Company|
|Production||73 produced by "SsangYong"|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door roadster|
|Engine||1.6L Ford I4
2.8L Ford Cologne V6
2.9L Ford Cologne V6
|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)|
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. 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.
Sources and further reading
Media related to Panther Kallista at Wikimedia Commons
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