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Alvis TC 21

(1953 model)

Brief specs of 1953 Alvis TC 21

2-door 5-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 2993 cm3 / 182.6 cu in / 182.6 cu in, 75.0 kW / 100.6 hp / 100.6 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 221.0 N·m / 163.0 lb·ft / 163.0 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 156 km/h / 97 mph / 97 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AlvisIssued from1953
ModelTC 21Issued until
SerieTC21Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAlvisCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4720 l / 166.69 cu ft / 166.69 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4630 mm / 182.3 in / 182.3 inTotal (curb) weight1435 kg / 3164 lb / 3164 lb
Width1680 mm / 66.1 in / 66.1 inDry weight
Height1580 mm / 62.2 in / 62.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2840 mm / 111.8 in / 111.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity64 l / 14.1 UK gal / 16.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.26 m2 / 24.3 sq ft / 24.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2993 cm3 / 182.6 cu in / 182.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power75.0 kW / 100.6 hp / 100.6 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque221.0 N·m / 163.0 lb·ft / 163.0 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)28.3 kW / 37.9 hp / 37.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output25.6 kW/l / 0.563 bhp/cu in / 0.563 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque73.8 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)10.90 s / 10.90 s / 10.90 sTop (maximal) speed156 km/h / 97 mph / 97 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)16.50 s / 16.50 s / 16.50 sPower-to-weight ratio70.7 kW/ton / 53.6 bhp/ton / 53.6 bhp/ton
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 frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alvis TC 21

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