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Hudson Wasp

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Hudson Wasp

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 3798 cm3 / 231.8 cu in / 231.8 cu in, 94.0 kW / 126.1 hp / 126.1 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 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)HudsonIssued from1954
ModelWaspIssued until
SerieWaspNumber 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

Length5118 mm / 201.5 in / 201.5 inTotal (curb) weight1533 kg / 3380 lb / 3380 lb
Width1969 mm / 77.5 in / 77.5 inDry weight
Height1534 mm / 60.4 in / 60.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3023 mm / 119.0 in / 119.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance210 mm / 8.3 in / 8.3 inFuel capacity76 l / 16.7 UK gal / 20.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.69  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.57 m2 / 27.6 sq ft / 27.6 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) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerHudsonValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore90.5 mm / 3.56 in / 3.56 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke98.4 mm / 3.87 in / 3.87 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.92
Fuel supply1 Ca carbEngine displacement3798 cm3 / 231.8 cu in / 231.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity633.00 cm3/cylinder / 38.628 cu in/cylinder / 38.628 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio7.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power94.0 kW / 126.1 hp / 126.1 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)37.6 kW / 50.4 hp / 50.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output24.8 kW/l / 0.544 bhp/cu in / 0.544 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque91.9 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  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 ratio82.2 kW/ton / 62.3 bhp/ton / 62.3 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 circle12.8 m / 42.0 ft / 42.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front7.10-15Tyres rear7.10-15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Hudson Wasp

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