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NSU Wankel Spider

(1963 model)

Brief specs of 1963 NSU Wankel Spider

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 1-cylinder rotary (Wankel) engine, 1000 cm3 / 61.0 cu in / 61.0 cu in, 37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 71.0 N·m / 52.4 lb·ft / 52.4 lb·ft @ 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 148 km/h / 92 mph / 92 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)NSUIssued from1963
ModelWankel SpiderIssued until
SerieWankelNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerNSUCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerBertoneCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)3030 l / 107.00 cu ft / 107.00 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3632 mm / 143.0 in / 143.0 inTotal (curb) weight700 kg / 1543 lb / 1543 lb
Width1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inDry weight
Height1260 mm / 49.6 in / 49.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2020 mm / 79.5 in / 79.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1219 mm / 48.0 in / 48.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity34 l / 7.6 UK gal / 9.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.8  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.63 m2 / 17.6 sq ft / 17.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders1
Engine Typerotary (Wankel) Total number of valves
Engine ManufacturerNSUValves per cylinder
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement1000 cm3 / 61.0 cu in / 61.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity1000.00 cm3/cylinder / 61.024 cu in/cylinder / 61.024 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power37.3 kW / 50.0 hp / 50.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque71.0 N·m / 52.4 lb·ft / 52.4 lb·ft at 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm / 2500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)13.4 kW / 17.9 hp / 17.9 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.3 kW/l / 0.820 bhp/cu in / 0.820 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque71.0 N·m/l / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in / 0.62 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

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

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed148 km/h / 92 mph / 92 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)16.70 s / 16.70 s / 16.70 sPower-to-weight ratio71.4 kW/ton / 54.1 bhp/ton / 54.1 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 locationrearEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rearSwinging axle, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of NSU Wankel Spider

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