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Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud


Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud

Until the Silver Cloud debuted in 1955, Rolls-Royce had used external coachbuilders to create the bodywork for its cars. The bodies for the Cloud, however, were constructed in-house. And although it might have looked traditional and old-fashioned, the Cloud was equipped with the latest in automotive technology - including self-levelling suspension, power steering and power-assisted braking. The Mk 2 model, which debuted in 1959, was the first car to use Rolls-Royce's famous 6.2-liter V8 (later 6.7-liters), and even today its power output remains a closely guarded secret, known only to employees of the company. The Silver Cloud was a successful car for Rolls-Royce and its engine and transmission -a General Motors Hydramatic unit - would go on to appear in the company's most successful car ever; the 1965 Silver Shadow.

Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Specifications

Top speed:113 mph (183 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):11.5 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:380 ci (6,230 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:not quoted
Max torque:not quoted
Weight:4,650 lb (2,093 kg)
Economy:13 mpg (4.6 km/I)
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