Engine : 8 cylinder 90 degree V configuration
Transmission : Rear wheel drive, 3 speed automatic gearbox
Chassis : 5 seater 4 door saloon, steel monocoque, separate sub frames front and rear
Dimensions : wheelbase 120.5 inches
Performance : Max speed 120 mph (193 km/h)
The coachwork of the Silver Spirit
had been designed at the in house styling centre by Fritz
and gave the impression of being stretched in comparison with the bodies of the previous generation.
Direct comparison, however, showed only small differences. The new models had slightly grown in
length and width, height had been cut a little.
The interior was dominated by the
expected combination of fine wood and sumptuous leather.
Instead of leather for the upholstery, the finest velour could be ordered.
The instruments were supplemented by digital units which gave
such information as the time, elapsed driving time and external temperature.
From the model year of 1988, a console
was installed running
through from the dashboard area between the seats which separated
the front foot wells. Fitted in the console was comprehensive in-car entertainment equipment and the controls
for adjustment of the external mirrors and the seats.
Amongst these controls there were
digital memory controls which allowed the choice of four given seat positions
to be stored and recalled at the touch of a button.
On later series of Silver Spirit
models a Bosch
brake systemwas adopted.