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Alvis TC 21

(1955 model)

Brief specs of 1955 Alvis TC 21

2-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), 6-cylinder straight (inline) engine, 2993 cm3 / 182.6 cu in / 182.6 cu in, 78.0 kW / 104.6 hp / 104.6 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 221.0 N·m / 163.0 lb·ft / 163.0 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 164 km/h / 102 mph / 102 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AlvisIssued from1955
ModelTC 21Issued until
SerieTC21Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAlvisCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4810 mm / 189.4 in / 189.4 inTotal (curb) weight1450 kg / 3197 lb / 3197 lb
Width1680 mm / 66.1 in / 66.1 inDry weight
Height1590 mm / 62.6 in / 62.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2840 mm / 111.8 in / 111.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.27 m2 / 24.4 sq ft / 24.4 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 valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
FuelStroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2993 cm3 / 182.6 cu in / 182.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.76 cm3/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder / 30.436 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power78.0 kW / 104.6 hp / 104.6 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque221.0 N·m / 163.0 lb·ft / 163.0 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)31.2 kW / 41.8 hp / 41.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.6 kW/l / 0.585 bhp/cu in / 0.585 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)Top (maximal) speed164 km/h / 102 mph / 102 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio73.4 kW/ton / 55.6 bhp/ton / 55.6 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 circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alvis TC 21

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