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Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

(1962 model)

Brief specs of 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

4-door 5-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, 187 km/h / 116 mph / 116 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Rolls-RoyceIssued from1962
ModelSilver Cloud IIIIssued until
SerieSilver CloudNumber 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

Length5372 mm / 211.5 in / 211.5 inTotal (curb) weight1981 kg / 4367 lb / 4367 lb
Width1880 mm / 74.0 in / 74.0 inDry weight
Height1626 mm / 64.0 in / 64.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3124 mm / 123.0 in / 123.0 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 clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity82 l / 18.0 UK gal / 21.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.60 m2 / 28.0 sq ft / 28.0 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 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
SumpMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)63.2 kW / 84.7 hp / 84.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.08

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)7.70 s / 7.70 s / 7.70 sTop (maximal) speed187 km/h / 116 mph / 116 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)10.80 s / 10.80 s / 10.80 sPower-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-lockTurning circle12.6 m / 41.3 ft / 41.3 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front8.20-15Tyres rear8.20-15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

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