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Frazer Nash Continental

(1957 model)

Brief specs of 1957 Frazer Nash Continental

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3169 cm3 / 193.4 cu in / 193.4 cu in, 129.0 kW / 173.0 hp / 173.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 235.0 N·m / 173.3 lb·ft / 173.3 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 217 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Frazer NashIssued from1957
ModelContinentalIssued until
SerieContinentalNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFrazer NashCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerPininfarinaCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4089 mm / 161.0 in / 161.0 inTotal (curb) weight914 kg / 2015 lb / 2015 lb
Width1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inDry weight
Height1320 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2515 mm / 99.0 in / 99.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1359 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1359 mm / 53.5 in / 53.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.71 m2 / 18.4 sq ft / 18.4 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore82.0 mm / 3.23 in / 3.23 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.09
Fuel supply2 So carbsEngine displacement3169 cm3 / 193.4 cu in / 193.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity396.13 cm3/cylinder / 24.173 cu in/cylinder / 24.173 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power129.0 kW / 173.0 hp / 173.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque235.0 N·m / 173.3 lb·ft / 173.3 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)34.5 kW / 46.2 hp / 46.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output40.7 kW/l / 0.895 bhp/cu in / 0.895 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque74.2 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) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.42

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed217 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)9.40 s / 9.40 s / 9.40 sPower-to-weight ratio189.3 kW/ton / 143.4 bhp/ton / 143.4 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.25Turning circle8.2 m / 26.9 ft / 26.9 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearde Dion axle, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Frazer Nash Continental

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