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Rolls-Royce Corniche

(1999 model)

Brief specs of 1999 Rolls-Royce Corniche

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6750 cm3 / 411.9 cu in / 411.9 cu in, 242.4 kW / 325.1 hp / 325.1 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 738.0 N·m / 544.3 lb·ft / 544.3 lb·ft @ 2100 rpm / 2100 rpm / 2100 rpm, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 217 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Rolls-RoyceIssued from1999
ModelCornicheIssued until
SerieCornicheNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRolls-Royce Motor CarsCountryUK

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

Length5405 mm / 212.8 in / 212.8 inTotal (curb) weight2735 kg / 6030 lb / 6030 lb
WidthDry weight
Height1475 mm / 58.1 in / 58.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3061 mm / 120.5 in / 120.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity100 l / 22.0 UK gal / 26.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

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 TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerRolls-RoyceValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore104.1 mm / 4.10 in / 4.10 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke99.1 mm / 3.90 in / 3.90 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.05
Fuel supplyZytek EMS3 fuel inj.Engine displacement6750 cm3 / 411.9 cu in / 411.9 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity843.75 cm3/cylinder / 51.489 cu in/cylinder / 51.489 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power242.4 kW / 325.1 hp / 325.1 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationturbochargedMax. torque738.0 N·m / 544.3 lb·ft / 544.3 lb·ft at 2100 rpm / 2100 rpm / 2100 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)127.8 kW / 171.3 hp / 171.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output35.9 kW/l / 0.789 bhp/cu in / 0.789 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque109.3 N·m/l / 0.96 lb·ft/cu in / 0.96 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed217 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.00 s / 8.00 s / 8.00 sPower-to-weight ratio118.8 kW/ton / 90.0 bhp/ton / 90.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h8.50 s / 8.50 s / 8.50 sFuel 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 circle12.2 m / 40.0 ft / 40.0 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front7.50-16Tyres rear235/70-R15
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Rolls-Royce Corniche

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