Performance & Classic Car Data

Performance Review: Skoda 105 S - [1977]

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Skoda 105 S - [1977]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1977 | Type: Saloon
  • Engine: 1046 cc (63.8 ci) 8 Valve
  • Engine Formation: St4
  • Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 4 speed / Manual
  • Top Speed: 81 mph (130.3 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 22.0 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 22.7 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 45 bhp (33 kW) @ 4800 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 855 kgs (1884 lbs)
  • Torque: 55 lb-ft (74.5 Nm) @ 3000 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Rear
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 22.07 secs @ 62.0 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 52.6 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 64.3 lb-ft
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Skoda 105 Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Skoda 105 S is the 4 speed / Manual version and was first brought out in 1977. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo and the 1978 BMW M1 3.5 2d Manual.This particular Skoda 105 has a 1046cc Naturally Aspirated Petrol powerplant with 4 cylinders in a St formation.

Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged - [2013] image

Alternative Petrol St4's includes the 2013 Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged

The 105 shares its Petrol St4 engine configuration with the likes of the 2013 Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged and the 2011 BAC Mono 280bhp. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the 105's Rear Wheel Drive, Saloon combination then how about the 1982 Fiat X1/9 1.5 8V or the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 855 kgs (1884 lbs) this makes the Skoda 105 S in the same weight category as the 2011 Lotus Elise Club Racer or the give or take 50kg.

BMW i3 0.6l Hybrid - [2013] image

The Skoda 105 shares the same bhp with the 2013 BMW i3 0.6l Hybrid (34 bhp)

In terms of power the 1046cc 8V St4 engine produces 45 bhp (33 kW) @ 4800 rpm similar to the 2013 BMW i3 0.6l Hybrid (34 bhp) or the 2005 Citroen C1 1.0 VTR 3dr (67 bhp).

The Naturally Aspirated St4 throws out 55 lb-ft (74.5 Nm) @ 3000 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2013 Caterham 7 160/165 0.7L Turbo (79 lb-ft) or the 2013 BMW i3 0.6l Hybrid (41 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Skoda 105 you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Audi TT 3.2 V6 - [2006] image

The 2006 Audi TT 3.2 V6 (77.4 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Skoda 105.

The Skoda 105 has a Power to weight ratio of 52.6 bhp per ton and 64.3 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 1977 105 competing with the 2006 Audi TT 3.2 V6 (77.4 bhp per ton) or the .


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Skoda 105 generating around 64.3 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 1963 Lancia Flaminia Coupe 3 B 2.5 GT (88.8 lb-ft per ton) or the 2012 Mini Cooper Paceman (88.7 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 22.0 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 22.7 secs, this made the Skoda 105 S as fast as the 1955 Peugeot 403 1500 (24.0 secs) the 1977 Ford Granada 2.1 Diesel (26.1 secs) the 1961 Triumph Herald 1200 (28.6 secs) the or the 1961 Renault 4 L Export (30.3 secs). This Skoda 105 S is also faster than the 1955 Peugeot 403 1500 (24.0 secs) the 1977 Ford Granada 2.1 Diesel (26.1 secs) the 1961 Triumph Herald 1200 (28.6 secs) the and the 1961 Renault 4 L Export (30.3 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the 105 and the 1997 Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi

When talking about the performance of the Skoda 105 on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 22.07 secs @ 62.0 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1997 Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi (21.97 secs), the 2003 BMW 5 Series 530d E60 (22.01 secs), and the 2000 Vauxhall-Opel Omega 3.2 V6 Automatic (22.03 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 1977 version of the Skoda 105 S has a maximum speed of 81mph.

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Top Speed of the 1977 105 equals the 2013 BMW i3 0.6l Hybrid (93 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 1977 Skoda 105 S then how about the 2013 BMW i3 0.6l Hybrid (93 mph), the 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 3.0 TD (93 mph), or the 1978 Mercury Zephyr Z-7 Sports Coupe (93 mph).

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