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The Studebaker Avanti's proportions are unconventional. Compared to compact cars like the Studebaker Lark, it appears long, even though the Lark convertible X-frame was used for the Avanti chassis. Next to standard big cars, it looks long, low, and narrow. Compared to traditional sports cars, it is big and its four passenger configuation puts it in the GT class. A four-passenger Jaguar XK-E from the same era is probably its closest rival in this area.
Avanti Diagram
Studebaker Avanti Dimensions
ITEM DATA
Wheelbase, in. 109.0
Tread, front and rear 57.4/56.6
Overall length, in. 192.4
Overall width, in. 70.4
Overall height, in. 53.9
Equivalent volume, cu. ft. 423
Frontal area, sq. ft. 21.1
Ground clearance, in. 6.5
Steering ratio, o/a 16.0
Turns, lock-to-lock 3.5
Turning circle, ft. 37
Hip room, front 2 x 19.0
Hip room, rear 47.0
Pedal to seat back, max. 40.0
Floor to ground 12.5
Studebaker Avanti Weight*
ITEM DATA
Shipping weight 3195 lbs.
R2 option 55 lbs.
R3 option 65 lbs.
R4 option 10 lbs.
Air conditioning 90 lbs.
Power steering 40 lbs.
4-speed transmission 5 lbs.
Automatic transmission 21 lbs.
*SDC's Turning Wheels, September 1989
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