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Tucker Torpedo specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 1905 kg (4200 lbs)
Dimensions 5.37 m (211 in) long, 1.94 m (76 in) wide, 1.47 m (58 in) high
Wheelbase 3.14 m (123 in)
Introduced 1948
Origin country United States
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0 - 60 mph10.0 s
Top speed193 kph (120 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type OHV H-6 Franklin O 335 Cu
Displacement 5.5 l (334 ci / 5473 cc)
Power 168 ps (166 bhp / 124 kw)
Torque 372 Nm (274 lb-ft)
Power / liter 31 ps (30 hp)
Power / weight 88 ps (87 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 195 Nm (144 lb-ft) / t
Transmission Tucker Y1 4 Speed Manual and Tuckermatic
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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196ss  2m ago

Wasn't it rear engined?
And top speed should be 120 mph not kph.

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Shaggy  8y ago

The top speed is 120 MPH.

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Shaggy  8y ago

Ah, yes, the Tucker Torpedo, a rare beast, It's a shame it was such a sales flop, the car does look kind of weird with 3 headlights.


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Anon  2y ago

The center headlight turned with the steering wheel to see around corners

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Mental  8y ago

Very interesting classic car. It's pretty fast for its days. And I like its Tatra-style central headlight. Cool.

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Flabernat  8y ago

One of the greatest calamities of the American automotive world.
It's a disgrace that Tucker never had a chance. His company and his car had the promise of changing the entire automotive world. He was way ahead of the curve, a true engineer and visionary.... :/
Also, didn't they end up calling it the "Tucker 48" instead of "Torpedo" because he didn't want to upset WW2 vets with PTSD?... or something like that

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Fangio Man  8y ago

Gearbox: Tucker Y1 4 Speed Manual and Tuckermatic

He, he, LOL.