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Vauxhall Wyvern

(1952 model)

Brief specs of 1952 Vauxhall Wyvern

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1508 cm3 / 92.0 cu in / 92.0 cu in, 33.9 kW / 45.5 hp / 45.5 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 104.0 N·m / 76.7 lb·ft / 76.7 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)VauxhallIssued from1952
ModelWyvernIssued until
SerieWyvernNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerVauxhallCountryUK,DE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4337 mm / 170.7 in / 170.7 inTotal (curb) weight1027 kg / 2264 lb / 2264 lb
Width1692 mm / 66.6 in / 66.6 inDry weight
Height1607 mm / 63.3 in / 63.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2616 mm / 103.0 in / 103.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance171 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.66  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.31 m2 / 24.9 sq ft / 24.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerVauxhallValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore79.4 mm / 3.12 in / 3.12 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.04
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement1508 cm3 / 92.0 cu in / 92.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity377.00 cm3/cylinder / 23.006 cu in/cylinder / 23.006 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio6.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power33.9 kW / 45.5 hp / 45.5 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque104.0 N·m / 76.7 lb·ft / 76.7 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)13.6 kW / 18.2 hp / 18.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output22.5 kW/l / 0.494 bhp/cu in / 0.494 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque69.0 N·m/l / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.63

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio44.3 kW/ton / 33.6 bhp/ton / 33.6 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 circle11.6 m / 38.1 ft / 38.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontLTBrakes rearLT
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsLHBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Vauxhall Wyvern

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