(Introduced January 2000)
Two door open, four seat, full convertible.
All steel monocoque,
high torsional rigidity, single pressing door apertures.
Powered boot opening mechanism.
Powered retracting fabric hood that stows
beneath flush fitting chrome decking.
Hood fabrics to match or contrast the body colour.
17" alloy wheelswith bright trim centres and 255
section comfort tuned whitewall tyres.
Electronic Traction Assistance System (ETAS):
monitors Traction with wheel speed data and reacts via
fuel metering to individual cylinders, significantly faster and
more precisely than conventional throttle or brake intervention
systems.Viscous limited slip differential eliminates need for
individual wheel control.
The 4-speed automatic gearbox uses an electronic control unit
which constantly monitors and processes information on speed,
throttle position, transmission fluid temperature, engine speed,
gearbox input and output speeds and brake operation.
It can thus determine the precise moment at which the clutch
should be operated and a ratio changed.
Automatic Ride Control provides computer control of the
suspension dampers to optimise ride comfort and
Zytek EMS3 engine management system provides
high density 32x32 site bit-maps for fuelling and
ignition, enabling more accurate engine mapping, so providing
greater efficiency, power andalmost instant throttle response.
Alarm system programmable to owner
6.75 litre light pressure charged Rolls-Royce V8 engine.
Electronic traction assistance system
with viscous control differential provides
optimum sharing of the engine’s power
output between the driven wheels for
maximum traction and control.
325 bhp (242 kW/406PS) at 4000 min- 1
544 lb·ft (738Nm) between 2100 and 2300 min-1
135 mph (220 kph)
European Union drive cycle
25.8 l/100 km (10.9 mpg)
Extra urban (Highway)
13.1 l/100 km (21.6 mpg)
17.8 l/100 km (15.9 mpg)
Wheelbase 3061 mm 120.5 in
Overall length 5405 mm 17ft 8.8 in
Overall width (across mirrors) 2058 mm 6ft 9 in
Overall height 1475 mm 4ft 10.1 in
Maximum height attained during hood operation
2210 mm 7ft 3 in
Fuel tank capacity 100 litres 22 gallons
Laden weight (GVW) 3100 Kg 6836 lb
Unladen weight (kerbside) 2735 Kg 6031 lb
Turning circle (kerb to kerb) 12.16 m 39ft 10.7 in
Luggage compartment volume 0.187 m3 6.6 ft3
Underside of the bodyshell is zinc-coated and undergoes a ten-stage metal pre-treatment process
prior to cathodic electro-priming.
Multi-stage painting process with the latest 'clear over base' paint technology.
Elastomeric stone-chip protective coating is applied to
the sill and wheel arch areas prior to painting.
Fully powered braking system with four channel electronic
Viscous control differential to smoothly control
torque transfer with wheel slip.
Anti-side intrusion beams to doors.
Seat belt pre-tensioners to front seats.
Driver and front seat passenger airbags.
Automatic headlamps actuate in low light.
Choice of fine woodveneers for dash, console and waistrails.
Bright bezel surrounds to controls, instruments and speakers.
4 x 30 wattstereo, tuner, cassette and
CD system withsix CD changer unit mounted in the
front seat armrest with eight speaker system.
Full Connolly hide upholstery.
Deep pile boundWilton carpets. Colour keyed lambswool rugs.
Steering column mounted gearshift.
Hide-covered steering wheel and airbag with matched hide-covered
Tilt-adjustable steering column with 'easy entry/exit'
feature when key is removed.
Four memory settings for front seats,
mirrors and steering wheel.
Remote control of audio system for rear seat passengers.
Two stage seat heaters to front and rear seats.
Provision for market specific telephone systems.
Alarm and headlamp operations are
programmable to owner's individual
Motorised memory front seats with integral safety belts
and electric lumbar support.
Dual level, CFC free air conditioning,
with outlets in the console feeding air to rear passengers.