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Paramount Ten

(1950 model)

Brief specs of 1950 Paramount Ten

4-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 1172 cm3 / 71.5 cu in / 71.5 cu in, 23.1 kW / 31.0 hp / 31.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 63.0 N·m / 46.5 lb·ft / 46.5 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ParamountIssued from1950
ModelTenIssued until
SerieTenNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerParamountCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4191 mm / 165.0 in / 165.0 inTotal (curb) weight940 kg / 2072 lb / 2072 lb
Width1676 mm / 66.0 in / 66.0 inDry weight
Height1283 mm / 50.5 in / 50.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2438 mm / 96.0 in / 96.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.83 m2 / 19.7 sq ft / 19.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore63.5 mm / 2.50 in / 2.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke92.5 mm / 3.64 in / 3.64 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.69
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement1172 cm3 / 71.5 cu in / 71.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity293.00 cm3/cylinder / 17.880 cu in/cylinder / 17.880 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio6.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power23.1 kW / 31.0 hp / 31.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque63.0 N·m / 46.5 lb·ft / 46.5 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)9.2 kW / 12.4 hp / 12.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output19.7 kW/l / 0.433 bhp/cu in / 0.433 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque53.8 N·m/l / 0.47 lb·ft/cu in / 0.47 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.13

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio33.0 kW/ton / 25.0 bhp/ton / 25.0 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 circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Transverse leaf springSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontLTBrakes rearLT
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsGHMBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Paramount Ten

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