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Rolls-Royce Phantom V

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Rolls-Royce Phantom V

4-door 7-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6223 cm3 / 379.8 cu in / 379.8 cu in, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 163 km/h / 101 mph / 101 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Rolls-RoyceIssued from1959
ModelPhantom VIssued until
SeriePhantomNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRolls-Royce Motor CarsCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats7
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5930 l / 209.42 cu ft / 209.42 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length6045 mm / 238.0 in / 238.0 inTotal (curb) weight2591 kg / 5712 lb / 5712 lb
Width2007 mm / 79.0 in / 79.0 inDry weight
Height1753 mm / 69.0 in / 69.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3658 mm / 144.0 in / 144.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1543 mm / 60.7 in / 60.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1626 mm / 64.0 in / 64.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance184 mm / 7.2 in / 7.2 inFuel capacity105 l / 23.0 UK gal / 27.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.99 m2 / 32.2 sq ft / 32.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerRolls-RoyceValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore104.1 mm / 4.10 in / 4.10 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke91.4 mm / 3.60 in / 3.60 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement6223 cm3 / 379.8 cu in / 379.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity777.88 cm3/cylinder / 47.469 cu in/cylinder / 47.469 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)25.7 kW / 34.4 hp / 34.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.89

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)9.70 s / 9.70 s / 9.70 sTop (maximal) speed163 km/h / 101 mph / 101 mph
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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.25Turning circle14.9 m / 48.9 ft / 48.9 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front8.90-15Tyres rear8.90-15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front286 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 inBrake diameter rear286 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Rolls-Royce Phantom V

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