List of technical specifications

Source: http://www.tatra.demon.nl/

Type of car Tatra T603-1 Tatra T603-2 model '63 Tatra T603-2 model '67 Tatra T603-2 model '74
Year of production 1956 - 1963 1963 - 1967 1967 - 1973 1973 - 1975
Number of sold cars 5992 3290 9152 2388
Type of engine V8 petrol engine V8 petrol engine V8 petrol engine V8 petrol engine
Engine cooling air-cooled air-cooled air-cooled air-cooled
Location of engine rear rear rear rear
Bore 75mm 75mm 75mm 75mm
Stroke 72mm (only 603F engine - 603G: 70mm) 70mm 70mm 70mm
Cylinder capacity 2545cc 2472cc 2472cc 2472cc
Compression ratio 6,5:1 8,2:1 8,2:1 8,2:1
Maximal revolutions 5000rpm 5000rpm 5000rpm 5000rpm
Maximum output 70kW (95hp) 78kW (105hp) 78kW (105hp) 78kW (105hp)
Maximum torque 158Nm at 3000rpm 170Nm at 4000rpm 170Nm at 4000rpm 170Nm at 4000rpm
Valve gear OHV OHV OHV OHV
Valves: IO/EO 15 before TDC, 50 before BDC - 10 after TDC, 25 before BDC 1 after TDC, 34 before BDC
Valves: IC/EC 55 after BDC, 20 after TDC - 30 after TDC, 25 before BDC 43 after BDC, 11 after TDC
Valve clearance 0,10mm 0,15mm 0,10mm 0,20mm 0,10mm 0,20mm 0,15mm 0,25mm
Carburettor 2 * Jikov 30 SSOP twin-down draft 2 * Jikov 30 SSOP twin-down draft 2 * Jikov 30 SSOP twin-down draft 2 * Jikov 30 SSOP twin-down draft
Ignition battery ignition battery ignition battery ignition battery ignition
Firing order 1, 3, 6, 2, 7, 8, 4, 5 1, 3, 6, 2, 7, 8, 4, 5 1, 3, 6, 2, 7, 8, 4, 5 1, 3, 6, 2, 7, 8, 4, 5
Type of clutch hydraulicly operated dry one-plate clutch hydraulicly operated dry one-plate clutch hydraulicly operated dry one-plate clutch hydraulicly operated dry one-plate clutch
Gear box mechanical 4-speed mechanical 4-speed mechanical 4-speed mechanical 4-speed
Number of gears 4 + Reverse 4 + Reverse 4 + Reverse 4 + Reverse
Synchronised gears 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4
Gear ratio first gear 1 : 3,545 1 : 3,545 1 : 3,545 1 : 3,545
Gear ratio second gear 1 : 2,266 1 : 2,266 1 : 2,266 1 : 2,266
Gear ration third gear 1 : 1,450 1 : 1,450 1 : 1,450 1 : 1,450
Gear ratio fourth gear 1 : 0,960 1 : 0,960 1 : 0,960 1 : 0,960
Gear ratio reverse gear 1 : 3,428 1 : 3,428 1 : 3,428 1 : 3,428
Final drive differential 1 : 4,1 1 : 4,1 1 : 4,1 1 : 4,1
Front axle independent wheel suspension independent wheel suspension (single trailing arm type) independent wheel suspension (single trailing arm type) independent wheel suspension (single trailing arm type)
Rear axle independent swinging half axles independent swinging half axles independent swinging half axles independent swinging half axles
Front suspension coil springs coil springs coil springs coil springs
Rear suspension coil springs coil springs coil springs coil springs
Rim size: F/R 4,50x15" 4,50Ex15" 4,50Ex15" 4,50Ex15"
Tire size: F/R 6,70x15" Barum ES 6,70x15" Barum ES 6,70x15" 6,90/6,70x15" Barum ES
Petrol consumption 13l/100km 12,5l/100km 12,1l/100km 12,1l/100km
Tank volume 50l 52l 52l 52l
Oil consumption 0,12l/100km 0,2l/100km - 0,22l/100km
Oil tank volume 6,5l in engine 6,5l in engine 6,5l in engine 6,5l in engine
Brakes hydraulic drum brakes on all 4 wheels hydraulic drum brakes on all 4 wheels hydraulic disc brakes on all 4 wheels hydraulic disc brakes on all 4 wheels
Weight of car 1470kg 1470kg 1510kg 1470kg
Weight distribution: front/rear 880/1080kg 880/1080kg 880/1080kg 880/1080kg
Maximum load rating 490kg 490kg 450kg 450kg
Front track 1430mm 1485mm 1480mm 1400mm
Rear track 1400mm 1400mm 1430mm 1450mm
Wheelbase 2750mm 2750mm 2750mm 2750mm
Overall width 1910mm 1910mm 1910mm 1895mm
Overall length 5065mm 5065mm 5065mm 4995mm
Overall heigth 1530mm 1530mm 1530mm 1530mm
Road clearance 210mm 200mm 200mm 240mm
Turning circle diameter 14m 11m 11m 11,5mm
Maximum speed 170km/h 160km/h 160km/h 160km/h
Maximum climbing ability 33% 33,8% - 33,8%
Number of seats 6 5 5 5
Luggage space front 0,361m3 0,361m3 0,361m3 0,361m3
Luggage space behind back seats 0,142m3 0,142m3 0,142m3 0,142m3
Body type monocoque monocoque monocoque monocoque