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Silver Spirit III / Silver Spur III
and Rolls-Royce Silver Spur III Touring Limousine
(1993 - 1994)
Silver Spirit III. Careful inspection was necessary to quote an additional
brake light positioned at the rearlight's base as distinguishing the
Silver Spirit III from its predecessor.
"In introducing a new engine which meets world-wide emission
standards through to the year 2000 we have used the most advanced
technology in the world to help us exceed the expectations..." stated
the company's Managing Director M. Donovan when the Rolls-Royce Silver
Spirit III and Rolls-Royce Silver Spur III were unveiled to the public.
His was a bold statement as definitely no new engine was employed under
the bonnet but much refined version of the proven 6.75 litre V8 layout.
Redesigned cylinder heads and manifolding were responsible for an increase
in power output. Airbags for both driver and front seat passenger were
standard now and the separate rear seats of the Silver Spur III could be
individually adjusted. Rolls-Royce was keen to fulfill any customer's
request: to fit a cassette player and small television monitors in the
back of each of the front seat head restraints were almost considered as
minor - on the extended R-R Silver Spur III Touring Limousine a multitude
of extras could be specified.
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
M3.3 engine management system; 4-speed automatic gearbox; hypoid bevel
final drive; independent suspension front and rear 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 III 3,161 mm (124.5
in), Rolls-Royce Touring Limousine 3,772 mm (148.5 in); tyres 235/70 R 15
211 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit III
430 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur III (incl. Touring Limousines)