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Riley Sprite

(1936 model)

Brief specs of 1936 Riley Sprite

petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1496 cm3 / 91.3 cu in / 91.3 cu in, 45.5 kW / 61.0 hp / 61.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 142 km/h / 88 mph / 88 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)RileyIssued from1936
ModelSpriteIssued until
SerieSpriteNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRileyCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3760 mm / 148.0 in / 148.0 inTotal (curb) weight990 kg / 2183 lb / 2183 lb
Width1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase2477 mm / 97.5 in / 97.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.52  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
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 ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore69.0 mm / 2.72 in / 2.72 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.69
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement1496 cm3 / 91.3 cu in / 91.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity374.00 cm3/cylinder / 22.823 cu in/cylinder / 22.823 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power45.5 kW / 61.0 hp / 61.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)7.9 kW / 10.6 hp / 10.6 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output30.4 kW/l / 0.668 bhp/cu in / 0.668 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.22

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)13.00 s / 13.00 s / 13.00 sTop (maximal) speed142 km/h / 88 mph / 88 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio61.6 kW/ton / 46.7 bhp/ton / 46.7 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 frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf 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 Riley Sprite

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