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Hudson Hornet

(1953 model)

Brief specs of 1953 Hudson Hornet

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 5047 cm3 / 308.0 cu in / 308.0 cu in, 108.1 kW / 145.0 hp / 145.0 hp @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, 349.0 N·m / 257.4 lb·ft / 257.4 lb·ft @ 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)HudsonIssued from1953
ModelHornetIssued until
SerieHornetNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerHudsonCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5182 mm / 204.0 in / 204.0 inTotal (curb) weight1669 kg / 3680 lb / 3680 lb
Width1972 mm / 77.6 in / 77.6 inDry weight
Height1534 mm / 60.4 in / 60.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3150 mm / 124.0 in / 124.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance220 mm / 8.7 in / 8.7 inFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.57 m2 / 27.7 sq ft / 27.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore96.8 mm / 3.81 in / 3.81 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke114.3 mm / 4.50 in / 4.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.85
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement5047 cm3 / 308.0 cu in / 308.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity841.17 cm3/cylinder / 51.331 cu in/cylinder / 51.331 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio6.7 : 1
SumpMax. output power108.1 kW / 145.0 hp / 145.0 hp at 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque349.0 N·m / 257.4 lb·ft / 257.4 lb·ft at 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm / 1800 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)43.2 kW / 58.0 hp / 58.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output21.4 kW/l / 0.471 bhp/cu in / 0.471 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque69.2 N·m/l / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in / 0.60 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears3
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 ratio86.9 kW/ton / 65.8 bhp/ton / 65.8 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
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Hudson Hornet

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