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Alvis TC 21/100

(1953 model)

Brief specs of 1953 Alvis TC 21/100

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2993 cm3 / 182.6 cu in / 182.6 cu in, 74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, 221.0 N·m / 163.0 lb·ft / 163.0 lb·ft @ 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AlvisIssued from1953
ModelTC 21/100Issued until
SerieTCNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAlvisCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4626 mm / 182.1 in / 182.1 inTotal (curb) weight1435 kg / 3164 lb / 3164 lb
Width1676 mm / 66.0 in / 66.0 inDry weight
Height1573 mm / 61.9 in / 61.9 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2830 mm / 111.4 in / 111.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1388 mm / 54.6 in / 54.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1375 mm / 54.1 in / 54.1 inWeight distribution (front)49.5 % / 49.5 % / 49.5 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.63  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.14 m2 / 23.0 sq ft / 23.0 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerAlvisValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.93
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement2993 cm3 / 182.6 cu in / 182.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.83 cm3/cylinder / 30.440 cu in/cylinder / 30.440 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power74.6 kW / 100.0 hp / 100.0 hp at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque221.0 N·m / 163.0 lb·ft / 163.0 lb·ft at 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm / 2000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)37.5 kW / 50.3 hp / 50.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output24.9 kW/l / 0.548 bhp/cu in / 0.548 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque73.8 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.77

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)10.90 s / 10.90 s / 10.90 sTop (maximal) speed161 km/h / 100 mph / 100 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)16.50 s / 16.50 s / 16.50 sPower-to-weight ratio69.7 kW/ton / 52.8 bhp/ton / 52.8 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 frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes front2LSBrakes rearLT
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsLHBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Alvis TC 21/100

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