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Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

(1951 model)

Brief specs of 1951 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OISE (overhead inlet, side exhaust valve), 4559 cm3 / 278.2 cu in / 278.2 cu in, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Rolls-RoyceIssued from1951
ModelSilver WraithIssued until
SerieSilver WraithNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRolls-Royce Motor CarsCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length5232 mm / 206.0 in / 206.0 inTotal (curb) weight2134 kg / 4705 lb / 4705 lb
Width1854 mm / 73.0 in / 73.0 inDry weight
Height1829 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3226 mm / 127.0 in / 127.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1486 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance201 mm / 7.9 in / 7.9 inFuel capacity82 l / 18.0 UK gal / 21.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.62  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.88 m2 / 31.0 sq ft / 31.0 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 ManufacturerRolls-RoyceValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke114.3 mm / 4.50 in / 4.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.8
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement4559 cm3 / 278.2 cu in / 278.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity759.83 cm3/cylinder / 46.368 cu in/cylinder / 46.368 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOISE (overhead inlet, side exhaust valve)Compression ratio6.4 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantwaterSpecific output
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.72

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
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
Steeringcam & rollerSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle14.2 m / 46.6 ft / 46.6 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front6.50 x 16Tyres rear6.50 x 16
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front311 mm / 12.2 in / 12.2 inBrake diameter rear311 mm / 12.2 in / 12.2 in
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

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