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  Bentley R-Type Continental Franay Coupe
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1955
Numbers built:1
Introduced at:1955 Paris Auto Salon
Designed by:Franay
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 28, 2015
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Engine
Configuration Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block, alloy head
Displacement 4,887 cc / 298.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 94.6 mm (3.7 in) / 114.3 mm (4.5 in)
Compression 7.3:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 SU Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 172 bhp / 128 KW
BHP/Liter 35 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body alloy panels
Chassis steel ladder frame
Front suspension lower wishbones, coil springs, lever shock absorbers serving as upper arms
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, lever shock absorbers
Steering cam-and-roller
Brakes (fr/r) drums
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,676 kilo / 3,695 lbs
Length / Width / Height 5,189 mm (204.3 in) / 1,803 mm (71 in) / 1,600 mm (63 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 3,048 mm (120 in) / 1,435 mm (56.5 in) / 1,486 mm (58.5 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.1 bhp / kg

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