Tatra 700

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Tatra 700
T700 1.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer TATRA, a. s.
Production April 1996–July 1999
Designer Geoff Wardle
Body and chassis
Class Full-size luxury car (F)
Body style 2-door saloon
4-door saloon
Layout RR layout
Powertrain
Engine 3.5 L 3495 cc V8, 148 kW or
4.4 L 4479 cc V8, 172 kW[1]
Transmission 5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 3,130 mm (123.2 in)[1]
Length 5,135 mm (202.2 in)[1]
Width 1,800 mm (70.9 in)[1]
Height 1,480 mm (58.3 in)[1]
Curb weight 1,840 kg (4,057 lb)[1]
Chronology
Predecessor Tatra 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, however there do not exist many exemplars of this version.

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: 3495cc (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 N·m, or 380 N·m
  • top speed: 230 km/h, or 250 km/h
  • 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)". 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.