Allard Special V8 car history
|Vehicle technical details|
|Production||1937 to 1939|
|Class||Sports car,Race car|
|Top speed||152 km / h.|
|Body and chassis|
|Engine and Powertrain|
|Drive||Rear wheel drive|
|Engine Type||V8 Gasoline|
|Engine power||85 bhp (62.5 kW)|
|Weights and Dimensions|
The Allard V8 is an open sports car , the British Allard Motor Company Ltd. built from 1937 and could also be used in motorsport . It was the first car of the manufacturer, which were not manufactured in series, but only on customer request.
Equipped with the side-drive V8 engine of the Ford V8 model 01A / 02A , which was also built in the UK. This had 3622 cc displacement (bore × stroke = 77.79 mm × 95.26 mm) and made 85 bhp (62.5 kW) at a compression of 6.1: 1 and 3800 / min. The cars reached a top speed of 152 km / h.
The front wheels were suspended individually on a transverse leaf spring. The driven rear rigid axle also hung on a transverse leaf spring. The wheelbase was 2540 mm, the front and rear gauge 1422 mm.
Together offered with from 1938, more powerful sister model V12 twelve copies were created by 1939, including nine with the V8 engine. Versions of the facilitated "Special" for the trial / off -road 2 and three seat sport to the elegant four-seat sports touring were available. The bodies for this series Allard received from the external bodybuilding companies Whittingham & Mitchel , Coachcraft and Ranalah .
In 1939, the production was discontinued due to the war . From 1946, a successor was built with the J1 , this time in series.