• Short Summary

    THE N.S.U. CAR FACTORY AT NECKARSULM ARE INTRODUCING THE FIRST CAR WITH A ROTARY PISTON?

  • Description

    THE N.S.U. CAR FACTORY AT NECKARSULM ARE INTRODUCING THE FIRST CAR WITH A ROTARY PISTON ENGINE, THE NSU-SPIDER. A SPORTS CAR, IT WILL BE SHOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE FRANKFURT AND LONDON MOTOR SHOWS, AND IS EXPECTED TO BE IN MASS PRODUCTION NEXT SPRING. THE 64 H..P. ROTARY ENGINE, WITH WHICH THE CAR IS POWERED, IS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT OF THE NSU/WANKEL ROTARY PISTON ENGINE, FIRST SHOWN TO THE PUBLIC IN 1959.

    THE REAR-MOUNTED ROTARY PISTON ENGINE HAS NO RECIPROCATING PARTS, BUT ONLY ROTARY MOVEMENT. AT AVERAGE SPEEDS IT IS AS QUIET RUNNING AS A NORMAL SIX CYLINDER ENGINE. THE 500 C.C. ENGINE WILL GIVE THE NSU-SPIDER A TOP SPEED OF OVER 95 M.P.H., AND ITS ACCELERATION SHOULD MATCH ITS SPORTING APPEARANCE. PETROL CONSUMPTION IS ABOUT 35 MILES PER GALLON - LOWER THAN THAT OF AN ORDINARY ENGINE OF EQUIVALENT POWER.

    ONE OF THE GREAT ADVANTAGES OF THE NSU/WANKEL ENGINE IS ITS TINY SIZE AND WEIGHT. THE WHOLE ENGINE, COMPLETE WITH STARTER, DYNAMO, AND CARBURETTOR, WEIGHS ONLY 275 LBS.

    THE CAR IS DESIGNED AS A SPORTS CAR. IT HAS A STEEL CHASSIS; DISC BRAKES ON THE FRONT WHEELS; FOUR FORWARD GEARS AND REVERSE; UNEQUAL WISHBONE SUSPENSION ON THE FRONT WHEELS, WITH AN ANTI-ROLL BAR, AND INDIVIDUAL SUSPENSION FROM INCLINED SWIVELS ON THE BACK. IT HAS A SPECIAL WATER COOLING SYSTEM ALLOWING AIR TAKEN IN THROUGH THE FRONT RADIATOR GRILL TO COOL THE ENGINE AT THE BACK.

    THE MANUFACTURERS ARE CONFIDENT THAT THE NSU-SPIDER WILL MAKE A BIG IMPACT ON THE CAR MANUFACTURING WORLD AND ULTIMATELY MOTORISTS EVERYWHERE.

    (THE NSU-SPIDER ENGINE IS A FOUR STROKE SYSTEM, LIKE THE ORDINARY RECIPROCATING ENGINE. THE ROTARY PISTON ENGINE DRAWS IN FUEL, COMPRESSES, BURNS AND EXHAUSTS, BUT IT DOES THREE OF THESE PROCESSES SIMULTANEOUSLY. THE FILM ILLUSTRATES THE MOVEMENT OF THE TRIANGULAR SHAPED PISTON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5P45VPWX1IQPP1MDJN0GO4JUD
    Media URN:
    VLVA5P45VPWX1IQPP1MDJN0GO4JUD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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