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Austin A40 Sports

(1950 model)

Brief specs of 1950 Austin A40 Sports

2-door 2+2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1200 cm3 / 73.2 cu in / 73.2 cu in, 37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 84.0 N·m / 62.0 lb·ft / 62.0 lb·ft @ 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm, rear wheel drive, 127 km/h / 79 mph / 79 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1950
ModelA40 SportsIssued until
SerieA40Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustinCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4570 l / 161.39 cu ft / 161.39 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4045 mm / 159.3 in / 159.3 inTotal (curb) weight965 kg / 2127 lb / 2127 lb
Width1556 mm / 61.3 in / 61.3 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2350 mm / 92.5 in / 92.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1257 mm / 49.5 in / 49.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1257 mm / 49.5 in / 49.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity34 l / 7.5 UK gal / 9.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.93 m2 / 20.8 sq ft / 20.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerAustinValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore65.5 mm / 2.58 in / 2.58 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.0 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.74
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement1200 cm3 / 73.2 cu in / 73.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity300.00 cm3/cylinder / 18.307 cu in/cylinder / 18.307 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio7.2 : 1
SumpMax. output power37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque84.0 N·m / 62.0 lb·ft / 62.0 lb·ft at 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm / 2400 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)5.6 kW / 7.5 hp / 7.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.1 kW/l / 0.683 bhp/cu in / 0.683 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque70.0 N·m/l / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in / 0.61 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio5.14

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)16.30 s / 16.30 s / 16.30 sTop (maximal) speed127 km/h / 79 mph / 79 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio51.8 kW/ton / 39.3 bhp/ton / 39.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front3.0x26Tyres rear3.0x26
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin A40 Sports

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