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Railton Straight 8

(1937 model)

Brief specs of 1937 Railton Straight 8

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4170 cm3 / 254.5 cu in / 254.5 cu in, 92.5 kW / 124.0 hp / 124.0 hp @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RailtonIssued from1937
ModelStraight 8Issued until
SerieStraight 8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRailtonCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4877 mm / 192.0 in / 192.0 inTotal (curb) weight1625 kg / 3583 lb / 3583 lb
Width1778 mm / 70.0 in / 70.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3100 mm / 122.0 in / 122.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance216 mm / 8.5 in / 8.5 inFuel capacity59 l / 13.0 UK gal / 15.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.57  

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 DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power92.5 kW / 124.0 hp / 124.0 hp at 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)15.7 kW / 21.0 hp / 21.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.2 kW/l / 0.487 bhp/cu in / 0.487 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.11

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)10.50 s / 10.50 s / 10.50 sTop (maximal) speed153 km/h / 95 mph / 95 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio76.3 kW/ton / 57.8 bhp/ton / 57.8 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 circle12.6 m / 41.3 ft / 41.3 ft
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Railton Straight 8

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