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1958-1967 NSU Sport Prinz Coupe specifications

1958-1967 NSU Sport Prinz Coupe specifications Classic and Performance Car

Rare and unusual today, the Sport Prinz Coupé was a good looking marriage of Italian style and German engineering that should have done better than it did. The bodywork was styled by Scaglione and built in Italy by Bertone. Powered by the Prinz’s aircooled flat-twin the lightweight coupé was capable of 76mph, and seldom felt underpowered on the road. Its handling and roadholding were delightful, and the quick steering was a further positive. Once NSU had been taken over by Volkswagen, the Sport Prinz ceased having a future, and was quickly killed.

Production

  • Production:
    20,831
  • Price at launch:
    £976
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,000
  • Price (good):
    £2,250
  • Price (average):
    £1,400
  • Price (project):
    £700

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    27.8secs
  • Top speed:
    78.0mph
  • Power:
    30.0bhp
  • Torque:
    33.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    37.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    N/A
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, transverse link, coil springs, telescopic dampers
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3560mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2040mm
  • Width:
    1448mm
  • Height:
    1215mm
  • Weight:
    556kgs

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