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Humber Super Snipe

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Humber Super Snipe

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 2966 cm3 / 181.0 cu in / 181.0 cu in, 90.2 kW / 121.0 hp / 121.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 219.0 N·m / 161.5 lb·ft / 161.5 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, manual with overdrive 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 152 km/h / 94 mph / 94 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)HumberIssued from1959
ModelSuper SnipeIssued until
SerieSuper SnipeNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerHumberCountryUK

Bodywork

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

Dimensions & Weight

Length4693 mm / 184.8 in / 184.8 inTotal (curb) weight1492 kg / 3289 lb / 3289 lb
Width1765 mm / 69.5 in / 69.5 inDry weight
Height1549 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2794 mm / 110.0 in / 110.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1448 mm / 57.0 in / 57.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1410 mm / 55.5 in / 55.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.32 m2 / 25.0 sq ft / 25.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerHumberValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore87.3 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.6 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.06
Fuel supply1 Ze carbEngine displacement2966 cm3 / 181.0 cu in / 181.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity494.33 cm3/cylinder / 30.166 cu in/cylinder / 30.166 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power90.2 kW / 121.0 hp / 121.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque219.0 N·m / 161.5 lb·ft / 161.5 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)11.9 kW / 15.9 hp / 15.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output30.4 kW/l / 0.668 bhp/cu in / 0.668 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque73.8 N·m/l / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in / 0.65 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanual with overdriveNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.77
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.55

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)12.10 s / 12.10 s / 12.10 sTop (maximal) speed152 km/h / 94 mph / 94 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio81.1 kW/ton / 61.4 bhp/ton / 61.4 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 frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Humber Super Snipe

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