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Rover Alvis V8 P6 BS

(1967 model)

Brief specs of 1967 Rover Alvis V8 P6 BS

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3532 cm3 / 215.5 cu in / 215.5 cu in, 138.0 kW / 185.1 hp / 185.1 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 285.0 N·m / 210.2 lb·ft / 210.2 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RoverIssued from1967
ModelAlvis V8 P6 BSIssued until
SerieAlvisNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRoverCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerDavid BacheCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4115 mm / 162.0 in / 162.0 inTotal (curb) weight1067 kg / 2352 lb / 2352 lb
Width1683 mm / 66.3 in / 66.3 inDry weight
Height1238 mm / 48.7 in / 48.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2400 mm / 94.5 in / 94.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1391 mm / 54.8 in / 54.8 inTowing weight
Track rear1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.77 m2 / 19.1 sq ft / 19.1 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 ManufacturerRover/BuickValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke71.1 mm / 2.80 in / 2.80 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.25
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement3532 cm3 / 215.5 cu in / 215.5 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity441.50 cm3/cylinder / 26.942 cu in/cylinder / 26.942 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power138.0 kW / 185.1 hp / 185.1 hp at 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque285.0 N·m / 210.2 lb·ft / 210.2 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)58.8 kW / 78.9 hp / 78.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output39.1 kW/l / 0.859 bhp/cu in / 0.859 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque80.7 N·m/l / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in / 0.71 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.1

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.00 s / 5.00 s / 5.00 sTop (maximal) speed225 km/h / 140 mph / 140 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.60 s / 6.60 s / 6.60 sPower-to-weight ratio173.4 kW/ton / 131.4 bhp/ton / 131.4 bhp/ton
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 frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Rover Alvis V8 P6 BS

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