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Railton Straight 8

(1935 model)

Brief specs of 1935 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), 4170 cm3 / 254.5 cu in / 254.5 cu in, 84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, rear wheel drive, 161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RailtonIssued from1935
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

Length4521 mm / 178.0 in / 178.0 inTotal (curb) weight1183 kg / 2608 lb / 2608 lb
Width1727 mm / 68.0 in / 68.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2972 mm / 117.0 in / 117.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.52  

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 constructionBore76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke114.3 mm / 4.50 in / 4.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.67
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement4170 cm3 / 254.5 cu in / 254.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity521.25 cm3/cylinder / 31.809 cu in/cylinder / 31.809 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio6.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power84.3 kW / 113.0 hp / 113.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)17.4 kW / 23.3 hp / 23.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output20.2 kW/l / 0.444 bhp/cu in / 0.444 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.00 s / 7.00 s / 7.00 sTop (maximal) speed161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio95.5 kW/ton / 72.4 bhp/ton / 72.4 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
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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