CAR NAMEPLATE

NSU Ro80

(ALL SERIES / TRIMS)

Produced from 1967 to 1977

The NSU Ro80 is a four-door, front-engine, front-wheel drive luxury car manufactured by the German automaker NSU from 1967 to 1977. It is considered a milestone in automotive design and engineering, as it was one of the first cars to feature a rotary engine, an aerodynamic design, and front-wheel drive.

The Ro80’s body was designed by Claus Luthe, who was inspired by the work of Italian automobile designer Franco Scaglione. The body features a unique and distinctive aerodynamic design, with smooth lines and a low profile, which helped to reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency.

Under the hood, the Ro80 was powered by a rotary engine developed by NSU and later by Mazda. This engine was known for its smooth and quiet operation, as well as its high power-to-weight ratio. The Ro80 was also equipped with advanced suspension and braking systems, which helped to provide a smooth and comfortable ride, as well as precise handling.

Despite its innovative design and engineering, the Ro80 was plagued by reliability problems, particularly with its rotary engine, which was prone to wear and tear. This, combined with the car’s high cost, led to disappointing sales, and NSU ultimately ceased production of the Ro80 in 1977.

Today, the NSU Ro80 is considered a classic car, and is highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. Its innovative design and engineering have influenced many modern cars, and it remains a testament to NSU’s engineering prowess and forward-thinking approach to automotive design.

Trim Levels/Versions

1
YearModel NameFuelBodyWheelDrivePr.FromtoSpeedQOD
YearModel NameFuelBodyWheelDrivePr.FromtoSpeedQOD
1967 NSU Ro80 Petrol SedanFWD1967 1977 181 km/h 1
C

Engines

1
» Petrol Engines
Id.Engine
Kind of EngineNaturally aspirated
Identificative engine
Cylinders ConfigurationWankel
Displacement
Cylinders number
FuelPetrol
Electric engine - kind
Battery kind
Peak Power (hp)
Peak Power (kW)
Battery power
Operating Voltage
Battery: Operating Temperature
Battery: System Voltage
Battery: Cell Configuration
Battery: 0-80% Charge time
Torque158 N-m
Torque @ r.p.m.4500 rpm
Cylinders angle
Maximum Power (HP)114 hp
Power (PS)116 ps
Power kW85 kW
Power @ rounds per minute5500 rpm
Bore
Stroke
Valve Train
Compression Ratio9:1
Engine block material
Cylinder head material
Fuel System2 so carbs
CoolantWater
Engine Data accuracy
C
Ro80

Car body variants

1 SED
Variants#SED
Body styleSedan
no.Doors
Wheelbase2858 mm
Lenght4782 mm
Width1759 mm
Height1422 mm
Curb Weight
Wheel Drive
Engine LocationFront
Chassis
Seating capacity (number)
Track Tread (front)1480 mm
Track Tread (rear)1422 mm
Luggage capacity (min)
Luggage capacity (max)
Weight distribution (FRONT)
Engine AlignmentLongitudinal
Drag Coefficient
Equipment
Ro80

Linked Cars

Related people

Market Sales

Market Sales info not avaiable.

edit Flag

Assembly site(s)

Sales figures

No sales informations avaiable

Gallery

You may like

Discussion

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x