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Rolls-Royce Corniche

(1978 model)

Brief specs of 1978 Rolls-Royce Corniche

5-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder V engine, 6750 cm3 / 411.9 cu in / 411.9 cu in, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Rolls-RoyceIssued from1978
ModelCornicheIssued until
SerieCornicheNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRolls-Royce Motor CarsCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5540 l / 195.64 cu ft / 195.64 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5210 mm / 205.1 in / 205.1 inTotal (curb) weight2280 kg / 5027 lb / 5027 lb
Width1840 mm / 72.4 in / 72.4 inDry weight
Height1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3030 mm / 119.3 in / 119.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.4Frontal area (A)2.35 m2 / 25.3 sq ft / 25.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.94 m2 / 10.1 sq ft / 10.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)23.3 kW / 31.3 hp / 31.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement6750 cm3 / 411.9 cu in / 411.9 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpMax. output power at
AspirationMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantSpecific output
Catalytic converterSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front235/70-R15Tyres rear235/70-R15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
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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