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Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit II / Silver Spur II
and Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II Touring Limousine
(1989 - 1993)

Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II, 1990, #MCX34148
Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II, 1990, #MCX34148 The first time use of light alloy wheels on a Rolls-Royce motor car was with the Spirit II/Spur II series..

An automatic ride control system without equal in the motoring world was the major technical innovation of the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit II and Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II which made their debut at the 1989 Frankfurt Motor Show. Ten inches more room for rear seat passengers on the long wheelbase Silver Spur II distinguished this model. The new automatic ride control eliminated the need to compromise damper settings between the softness necessary for good ride comfort and the stiffness needed to limit roll on corners by adapting within split-seconds to changes in road conditions. A redesigned fascia reflecting an extensive programme of ergonomics research was but one other vital modification enhancing the new models. For the first time aluminium alloy wheels were employed on Rolls-Royce motor cars. As had become usual a generously extended version joined the mainstream models: the Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II Touring Limousine. From 1991 onward this stretched version was separated by the designation Rolls-Royce Touring Limousine - filling the gap left after the announcement of the end of production of the Phantom VI.

Technical Data:
8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration, aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder block with cast iron wet cylinder liners; bore x stroke 104.14 x 99.06 mm (4.1 x 3.9 in), capacity 6,750 cc, aluminium alloy cylinder heads; Bosch K Motronic fuel injection and ignition control system; 3-speed automatic gearbox; hypoid bevel final drive; independent suspension front and rear, self levelling with automatic ride control; ventilated disc brakes front, plain discs rear, anti-lock device; wheelbase 3,061 mm (120.5 in), Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II 3,161 mm (124.5 in); Rolls-Royce Touring Limousine 3,772 mm (148.5 in); tyres 235/70 R 15

No. made:
1152 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit II
1658 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II

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