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Lagonda V12 Rapide

(1937 model)

Brief specs of 1937 Lagonda V12 Rapide

2-door 2+2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4480 cm3 / 273.4 cu in / 273.4 cu in, 130.5 kW / 175.0 hp / 175.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LagondaIssued from1937
ModelV12 RapideIssued until
SerieVNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLagondaCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5232 mm / 206.0 in / 206.0 inTotal (curb) weight1473 kg / 3247 lb / 3247 lb
Width1829 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3353 mm / 132.0 in / 132.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance191 mm / 7.5 in / 7.5 inFuel capacity91 l / 20.0 UK gal / 24.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.56  

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 cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerLagondaValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.5 mm / 3.33 in / 3.33 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement4480 cm3 / 273.4 cu in / 273.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity373.33 cm3/cylinder / 22.782 cu in/cylinder / 22.782 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power130.5 kW / 175.0 hp / 175.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)16.6 kW / 22.3 hp / 22.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output29.1 kW/l / 0.640 bhp/cu in / 0.640 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.27

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)9.00 s / 9.00 s / 9.00 sTop (maximal) speed169 km/h / 105 mph / 105 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio118.8 kW/ton / 90.0 bhp/ton / 90.0 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 circle12.3 m / 40.4 ft / 40.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-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 Lagonda V12 Rapide

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