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HRG 1500

(1939 model)

Brief specs of 1939 HRG 1500

2-door 2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1496 cm3 / 91.3 cu in / 91.3 cu in, 45.5 kW / 61.0 hp / 61.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 96.0 N·m / 70.8 lb·ft / 70.8 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 126 km/h / 78 mph / 78 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)HRGIssued from1939
Model1500Issued until
Serie1500Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerHRGCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeroadsterNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3708 mm / 146.0 in / 146.0 inTotal (curb) weight800 kg / 1764 lb / 1764 lb
Width1500 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inDry weight
Height1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2629 mm / 103.5 in / 103.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1143 mm / 45.0 in / 45.0 inWeight distribution (front)46.0 % / 46.0 % / 46.0 %
Ground clearance165 mm / 6.5 in / 6.5 inFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.41  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.68 m2 / 18.1 sq ft / 18.1 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) Total number of valves8
Engine ManufacturerSingerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore68.0 mm / 2.68 in / 2.68 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke103.0 mm / 4.06 in / 4.06 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.66
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement1496 cm3 / 91.3 cu in / 91.3 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity374.00 cm3/cylinder / 22.823 cu in/cylinder / 22.823 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio7.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power45.5 kW / 61.0 hp / 61.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque96.0 N·m / 70.8 lb·ft / 70.8 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)13.7 kW / 18.3 hp / 18.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output30.4 kW/l / 0.668 bhp/cu in / 0.668 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque64.2 N·m/l / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in / 0.56 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)12.10 s / 12.10 s / 12.10 sTop (maximal) speed126 km/h / 78 mph / 78 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)18.40 s / 18.40 s / 18.40 sPower-to-weight ratio76.2 kW/ton / 57.8 bhp/ton / 57.8 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
SteeringwormSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle9.8 m / 32.2 ft / 32.2 ft
Suspension frontLive axle, Quarter-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front5.50 x 16Tyres rear5.50 x 16
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of HRG 1500

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