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Frazer Nash Continental


type 2S FHC
doors 2

Engine information

Bore × stroke 74.00 mm × 75.00 mm 2.91 in × 2.95 in
Cylinders V-8
Displace 2.6 litre 2580 cc (157.441 cu in)
Engine type OHV
Valves 2 valves per cylinder | 16 valves in total
Engine construction
Compression ratio 7.80:1
Fuel system 2 So carbs
Maximum power
0-50 mph
0-60 mph
0-100 mph
0-100 km/h
80 - 120 km/h
402 m (Quarter mile)
Standing km
Top speed 209 km/h (130 mph)
Fuel consumption
CO2 emissions
Power to weight ratio 153.17 bhp/ton
Specific output
Maximum torque
bmep 1071.6 kPa (155.4 psi)
Specific torque 85.27 Nm/litre
Maximum rpm
Main bearings
Coolant Water
Bore / stroke ratio 0.99
Unitary capacity 322.5 cc/cylinder
Aspiration Normal
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N

Dimensions and weight

wheelbase 2515 mm
wheelbase 99 in
Length (milimeters) 4089 mm
Length (inches) 161 in
Width (milimeters) 1524 mm
Width (inches) 60 in
Height (milimeters) 1320 mm
Height (inches) 52 in
L:W ratio 1.63
Ground clearance (milimeters) 178 mm
Ground clearance (inches) 7 in
Kerb weight (kilograms) 914 kg
Kerb weight (pounds) 2015 lb
Weight distribuiton
Fuel capacity (litres) 68.2 litre
Fuel capacity (UK Ga) 15 UK Gal
Fuel capacity (US Gal) 18 US Gal


Drag coefficient
Frontal area


Engine location Front
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Drive RWD
Steering rack & pinion
Turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Brake ∅
Braked area
Transmission 4M
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.42

General information

RAC rating 27.2
Number made
Model code
Model family
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available

Manual Download

Download 1957 Frazer Nash Continental PDF Manual
Designer Pininfarina
Year 1957

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