Panther Kallista 1982-1990


June 10, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 31, 2015
Panther Kallista 2.8i (1984)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
120
0-60 mph
7.7
1/4 mile
16.3
0-1 km
30.6
BHP
150 @5700rpm
Torque lbft
159 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
157
Engine capacity CC/CU
2792/170
Engine type
V6 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.2:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 12
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
151.6
Width (in)
66.5
Height (in)
50
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2100
Additional Info: The Kallista was built between 1982-1990. The engine choices were from Ford and included a 1597cc engine, a 2792cc engine or a 2933cc engine. There are Kallista’s running Ford’s 2.3 litre engine from the Mustang also for the US market, but these were only rated at 88bhp. The Ford 2.8i was also available with a carburettor in 1983, putting out 135bhp, 162lbft of torque, 0-60 in 7.8, 1/4 mile in 16.1 and 0-1km in 30.6 secs. The 1.6 (XR2 engine) had around 96bhp and got to 60 in around 10 secs. The 2.9 (1989-1990) had fuel injection, 150bhp and similar performance stats to the 2.8i. Note the cars length increased to 153.7″, due to changes in bumper laws and upgrades and improvements made later on. Also to note is the Korean company SsangYong’s involvement in the early 90’s, who took over the building of the Kallista and used a 2.3 litre engine (not covered here).

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