• NSU Sport Prinz

    NSU Sport Prinz -

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Key facts

1960 NSU Sport Prinz information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
3560 mm
How heavy?
556 kg
What size engine?
0.6 litre, 598 cm3
How many cylinders?
2, Straight
How much power?
30.4 PS / 30 bhp / 22.4 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
45 Nm / 33.2 / 4.6 kgm @ 3250 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 27.7 s
How fast?
121 km/h, 75 mph


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1960 NSU Sport Prinz technical specifications


NSU Sport Prinz is a car that has a 2 door coupé type body designed by Bertone with a rear mounted engine delivering its power to the rear wheels.
The NSU Sport Prinz's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 0.6 litre, single overhead camshaft 2 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This unit develops 30 bhp (30.4 PS/22.4 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 45 N·m (33.2 lb·ft/4.6 kgm) at 3250 rpm.
This power is transferred to the wheels through a 4 speed manual gearbox.
The quoted weight at the kerb is 556 kg.
It is said to be able to manage a top speed of 121 km/h (75 mph).
1960 NSU Sport Prinz data
1960 NSU Sport Prinz data
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2040 80.3
Track/tread (front) 1230 48.4
Track/tread (rear) 1230 48.4
Length 3560 140.2
Width 1448 57
Height 1215 47.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.75
Kerb weight 556 kg 1226 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 25 litres 5.5 UK Gal 6.6 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer NSU
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 2
Capacity 0.6 litre
598 cc
(36.492 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 76 × 66 mm
2.99 × 2.6 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
4 valves in total
maximum power output 30.4 PS (30 bhp) (22.4 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output 50.2 bhp/litre
0.82 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 45 Nm (33.2 ft·lb) (4.6 kgm)
at 3250 rpm
Specific torque 75.25 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 7.5:1
Fuel system 1 Bi carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 945.6 kPa (137.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Air
Unitary capacity 299 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 27.7 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile 23.5 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 121 km/h (75 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 54.71 PS/g
40.24 kW/g
53.96 bhp/ton
0.02 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 24.85 kg/kW
41.51 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position rear
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension SwAx.CS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 4.40 x 12
Tyres rear 4.40 x 12
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.52
general ID11671
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 7.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1960 NSU Sport Prinz added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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