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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1937
Numbers built:727 (All chassis)
Designed by:Vanvooren
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 03, 2014
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Configuration 60º V12
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction light alloy block and head
Displacement 7,338 cc / 447.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 82.5 mm (3.2 in) / 114.3 mm (4.5 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed Rolls Royce Carburettor
Ignition Twin Spark
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 165 bhp / 123 kW
BHP/Liter 22 bhp / liter

Body steel
Chassis steel ladder frame
Front suspension unequal length double wishbones, oil immersed coil springs over adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Steering worm-and-peg
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 3,607 mm (142 in) / 1,537 mm (60.5 in) / 1,588 mm (62.5 in)

Performance figures
Top Speed 150 km/h (93 mph)
0-60 mph 18.0 s

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