NSU RO80

NSU RO80

The world's first production Wankel-engined saloon. Caused quite a stir when first announced. Roadholding was excellent but engine reliabilty was initally a great let-down.

RO80

1967 NSU RO80

Drag coefficient was a very low 0.355.

Wind tunnel

Wind tunnel testing
 

Specification
NSU RO80

  • Engine
    Wankel 995cc
  • Power
    115 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Transmission
    3 speed semi-automatic
  • Chassis
    Unitary construction
  • Suspension
    Independent front and rear
  • Brakes
    disc
  • Top speed
    180 km/h
  • Acceleration
    0-96 km/h: 10.4 s
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