Key facts

1953 Hudson Super Wasp information summary

What body style?
sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
5156 mm
How heavy?
1599 kg
What size engine?
4.3 litre, 4293 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
142 PS / 140 bhp / 104 kW @ 4000 rpm
How much torque?
349 Nm / 257 / 35.6 kgm @ 1800 rpm


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1953 Hudson Super Wasp technical specifications


This automobile has a saloon (sedan) type body with a front mounted engine that delivers power to the rear wheels.
It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 4.3 litre capacity. This unit features side valve valve gear, 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 140 bhp (142 PS/104 kW) of power at 4000 rpm, and maximum torque of 349 N·m (257 lb·ft/35.6 kgm) at 1800 rpm.
The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 3 speed manual transmission.
The Hudson Super Wasp weighs a stated 1599 kg at the kerb.
1953 Hudson Super Wasp data
1953 Hudson Super Wasp data
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3023 119
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 5156 203
Width 1969 77.5
Height 1524 60
Ground clearance 210 8.3
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight 1599 kg 3525 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 75.8 litres 16.7 UK Gal 20 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Hudson
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 4.3 litre
4293 cc
(261.975 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 90.5 × 111.1 mm
3.56 × 4.37 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.81
side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output 142 PS (140 bhp) (104 kW)
at 4000 rpm
Specific output 32.6 bhp/litre
0.53 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 349 Nm (257 ft·lb) (35.6 kgm)
at 1800 rpm
Specific torque 81.3 Nm/litre
0.98 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 7:1
Fuel system 1 Ca carb
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1021.6 kPa (148.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 715.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 88.77 PS/g
65.29 kW/g
87.55 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 15.32 kg/kW
25.58 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 front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 12.80 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 7.10-15
Tyres rear 7.10-15
Brakes F/R 2LS/LT-BDS
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 3 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 4.09
general ID57442
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 30.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1953 Hudson Super Wasp added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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