Rolls-Royce Corniche

The Rolls-Royce Corniche is a two-door, front-engine, rear wheel drive luxury car produced by Rolls-Royce Motors as a hardtop coupé (from 1971 to 1980) and as a convertible (from 1971 to 1995 and 1999 to 2002).

The Corniche was a development of the Mulliner Park Ward two-door versions of the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. These were designated as the 2-door Saloon and Drophead Coupé, introduced in 1965 and 1966 respectively.

Production remained in London at Mulliner Park Ward; the new name was applied in March 1971.

A Bentley version of the Corniche was also produced. It became known as the Bentley Continental from 1984 to 1995.

The Corniche draws its name from the experimental 1939 Corniche prototype. The name originally comes from the French word corniche, a coastal road, especially along the face of a cliff, most notably the Grande Corniche along the French Riviera above the principality of Monaco.

Assembly: London (UK)

Years of production: 1971—1995

Production: 6262 units

Length: 5405 mm

Width: 2050 mm

Height: 1475 mm

Engine: 8 cylinders; 6750 cc

Power: 321 HP

Max speed: 190 km/h

Fuel consumption: 18 l/100 km

Weight: 2360 kg

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