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Alvis FWD FA

(1928 model)

Brief specs of 1928 Alvis FWD FA

2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1482 cm3 / 90.4 cu in / 90.4 cu in, 37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AlvisIssued from1928
ModelFWD FAIssued until
SerieFWDNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAlvisCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3759 mm / 148.0 in / 148.0 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1753 mm / 69.0 in / 69.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2591 mm / 102.0 in / 102.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.45  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerAlvisValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore68.0 mm / 2.68 in / 2.68 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke102.0 mm / 4.02 in / 4.02 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.67
Fuel supply1 So carbEngine displacement1482 cm3 / 90.4 cu in / 90.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity370.50 cm3/cylinder / 22.609 cu in/cylinder / 22.609 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio5.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)14.9 kW / 20.0 hp / 20.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output25.2 kW/l / 0.553 bhp/cu in / 0.553 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.77

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent,T Quarter-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearIndependent, Quarter-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alvis FWD FA

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