Tatra 700

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Tatra 700
T700 1.JPG
Overview
ManufacturerTATRA, a. s.
ProductionApril 1996–July 1999
DesignerGeoff Wardle
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size luxury car (F)
Body style2-door saloon
4-door saloon
LayoutRR layout
Powertrain
Engine3.5 L 3495 cc V8, 148 kW (201 PS; 198 hp) or
4.4 L 4479 cc V8, 172 kW[1]
Transmission5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,130 mm (123.2 in)[1]
Length5,135 mm (202.2 in)[1]
Width1,800 mm (70.9 in)[1]
Height1,480 mm (58.3 in)[1]
Curb weight1,840 kg (4,057 lb)[1]
Chronology
PredecessorTatra 613

The Tatra 700 was a rear-engined luxury car released in 1996 by the Czech car maker Tatra. It was essentially a heavily restyled version of the Tatra 613 model it replaced.

The T700 was offered as a 4-door saloon with a 3.5-litre 90° air-cooled V8 petrol engine. Later Tatra 700-2 version had a 4.4-litre engine, reaching 231 hp (172 kW), however there do not exist many examples of this variation.

Tatra 700-2 (1997)

The model was not successful, nor produced in large numbers, and production was halted in July 1999.[2] Only 75 of these cars were ever built.[3] The Tatra 700 was the last passenger car made by Tatra, although it continued to build commercial vehicles.

Specifications[edit]

  • motor: Tatra 700, air-cooled V8
  • displacement: 3495 cc (3.5L), or 4360cc (4.4L)
  • max. power : 147.6 kW (201 PS; 198 hp) @ 5750 rpm, or 172 kW (234 PS; 231 hp)
  • max. torque : 300 Nm, or 380 Nm
  • top speed: 230 km/h (143 mph), or 250 km/h (155 mph)
  • 0–100 km/h: 10.8 s

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f tatra.demon.nl. "CARS & HISTORY: TATRA 700 (1996-1999)". Archived from the original on 2008-03-24. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
  2. ^ Nowill, Julian: "4 Czechoslovakia," East European Cars, p 103. Gloucestershire, UK: Sutton Publishing Limited, 2000. ISBN 0-7509-2369-5.
  3. ^ "Američan otestoval vůbec poslední limuzínu české Tatry. Byl nadšen". Autoforum.cz.