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HRG 1500

(1953 model)

Brief specs of 1953 HRG 1500

2-door 2-seater roadster, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1497 cm3 / 91.4 cu in / 91.4 cu in, 46.2 kW / 62.0 hp / 62.0 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, 90.0 N·m / 66.4 lb·ft / 66.4 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)HRGIssued from1953
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

Length3658 mm / 144.0 in / 144.0 inTotal (curb) weight737 kg / 1625 lb / 1625 lb
Width1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inDry weight
Height1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2616 mm / 103.0 in / 103.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1143 mm / 45.0 in / 45.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.4  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.51 m2 / 16.2 sq ft / 16.2 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 constructionBore73.0 mm / 2.87 in / 2.87 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke89.4 mm / 3.52 in / 3.52 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.82
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement1497 cm3 / 91.4 cu in / 91.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity374.25 cm3/cylinder / 22.838 cu in/cylinder / 22.838 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power46.2 kW / 62.0 hp / 62.0 hp at 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque90.0 N·m / 66.4 lb·ft / 66.4 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)18.5 kW / 24.8 hp / 24.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output30.9 kW/l / 0.678 bhp/cu in / 0.678 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque60.1 N·m/l / 0.53 lb·ft/cu in / 0.53 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.1

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio84.1 kW/ton / 63.7 bhp/ton / 63.7 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 frontIndependent, Transverse leaf springSuspension rearIndependent, Transverse leaf spring
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of HRG 1500

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