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The Monteverdi High Speed
was a grand tourer
A grand tourer is a high-performance luxury automobile designed for long-distance driving. The most common format is a two-door coupé with either a two-seat or a 2+2 arrangement....
automobile built by Monteverdi
Monteverdi was a Swiss brand of luxury cars created in 1967 by Peter Monteverdi and based in Binningen on the southern edge of Basel, Switzerland.-History:...
Basel or Basle In the national languages of Switzerland the city is also known as Bâle , Basilea and Basilea is Switzerland's third most populous city with about 166,000 inhabitants. Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, Basel also has suburbs in France and Germany...
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from 1967 to 1970. Contemporary rivals included the British Jensen Interceptor
The Jensen Interceptor was a sporting GT-class car hand-built in the United Kingdom by Jensen Motors between 1966 and 1976. The Interceptor name had been used previously by Jensen for an earlier car made between 1950 and 1957...
This car was designed by the Italian design house Frua and was actually built by Fissore of Italy from 1969. They redesigned the car in 1972 and again in 1975.
The convertible version of the High Speed 375 was known as the Palm Beach. The car had a 7,206 cc Chrysler V-8 engine that developed 380 to 402 bhp.
Monteverdi High Speed 375 S Specifications
- Engine: Chrysler Magnum V8
A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders mounted on the crankcase in two banks of four cylinders, in most cases set at a right angle to each other but sometimes at a narrower angle, with all eight pistons driving a common crankshaft....
- Displacement: 7210 cc / 440 cu in
- Power: 279.6 kW @ 4600 rpm
- Hp per litre: 52.01 bhp per litre
- Torque: 480 newton metre @ 3200 rpm
- Body / frame: Steel Body over Steel Rectangular-Section Frame
- Front brakes: Girling Discs
- Rear brakes: Girling Discs
- Front suspension: Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Adj Koni Dampers
- Rear suspension: De Dion tube
A de Dion tube is an automobile suspension technology. It is a sophisticated form of non-independent suspension and is a considerable improvement over the alternative swing axle and Hotchkiss drive types. A de Dion suspension uses universal joints at both the wheel hubs and differential, and uses a...
w/Coil Springs, Adj Koni Dampers
- Transmission: 3-Speed Chrysler Torque-Flite Automatic or 5-Speed ZF Manual
- Top speed: 259.1 kilometre per hour