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Railton Straight 8

(1933 model)

Brief specs of 1933 Railton Straight 8

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 4010 cm3 / 244.7 cu in / 244.7 cu in, 70.1 kW / 94.0 hp / 94.0 hp @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, rear wheel drive, 145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RailtonIssued from1933
ModelStraight 8Issued until
SerieStraight 8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRailtonCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4242 mm / 167.0 in / 167.0 inTotal (curb) weight1120 kg / 2469 lb / 2469 lb
Width1651 mm / 65.0 in / 65.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2870 mm / 113.0 in / 113.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.48  

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 cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerHudsonValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke114.0 mm / 4.49 in / 4.49 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.66
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement4010 cm3 / 244.7 cu in / 244.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity501.25 cm3/cylinder / 30.588 cu in/cylinder / 30.588 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio6.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power70.1 kW / 94.0 hp / 94.0 hp at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.4 kW / 20.7 hp / 20.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output17.5 kW/l / 0.384 bhp/cu in / 0.384 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.11

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.50 s / 7.50 s / 7.50 sTop (maximal) speed145 km/h / 90 mph / 90 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio83.9 kW/ton / 63.6 bhp/ton / 63.6 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 circle
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 Railton Straight 8

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