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Lagonda Rapide

(1961 model)

Brief specs of 1961 Lagonda Rapide

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3996 cm3 / 243.9 cu in / 243.9 cu in, 176.0 kW / 236.0 hp / 236.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 359.0 N·m / 264.8 lb·ft / 264.8 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LagondaIssued from1961
ModelRapideIssued until
SerieRapideNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLagondaCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4966 mm / 195.5 in / 195.5 inTotal (curb) weight1715 kg / 3781 lb / 3781 lb
Width1765 mm / 69.5 in / 69.5 inDry weight
Height1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2896 mm / 114.0 in / 114.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1372 mm / 54.0 in / 54.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inWeight distribution (front)50.0 % / 50.0 % / 50.0 %
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity75 l / 16.5 UK gal / 19.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.13 m2 / 23.0 sq ft / 23.0 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) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerAston-MartinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore96.0 mm / 3.78 in / 3.78 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supply2 So 44 PHH carbsEngine displacement3996 cm3 / 243.9 cu in / 243.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity666.00 cm3/cylinder / 40.642 cu in/cylinder / 40.642 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power176.0 kW / 236.0 hp / 236.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque359.0 N·m / 264.8 lb·ft / 264.8 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)70.4 kW / 94.4 hp / 94.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output44.0 kW/l / 0.968 bhp/cu in / 0.968 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque89.8 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.77

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio137.6 kW/ton / 104.3 bhp/ton / 104.3 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-lock3.75Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm)Suspension rearde Dion axle, Torsion bar, Radius arms, Watt's linkage
Wheels front6L x 15Wheels rear6L x 15
Tyres front7.10-15Tyres rear7.10-15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front286 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 inBrake diameter rear279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lagonda Rapide

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