Riley 8/90 Adelphi,Kestrel motor car history from 1937
Body versions :
Petrol 2.2 liters
The Riley 8/90 was a car by Riley made only in 1935 .
It was a top-of-the-range vehicle that Riley launched in 1935. The first British produced V8 OHV engine was constructively formed from two four-cylinder engines of the type 9 at a 90 degree angle , had 2178 cc displacement and made 80 bhp (59 kW). The Adelphi saloon had a 9 foot chassis.The Kestrel Roadster reached a top speed of 131 km / h.
After a short time (in the same year) the model was discontinued because it was not very successful. As a successor appeared in 1937, the Riley 2 1/2 .
Engine type: 2.2 liters V8
Engine Detail: Bore 60.32mm Stroke 95.22mm
Engine size: 2178 CC
Gearbox: Preselector 4-speed Armstrong Siddeley
Width: 1556 mm
Wheelbase: 2858 mm
Curb weight: 1575 kg
Brakes: Girling Drums
Drive: Rear wheel drive