NSU Prinz 1000 1000C
|Engines:||Gasoline engine :
1.0 liter (31.6 kW)
|Wheelbase :||2250 mm|
|Curb weight :||650 kg|
The NSU Prinz 1000 and the NSU 1000 were passenger car models of the NSU engine works AG, which were built from 1964 to 1972 in different variants. They were based on the NSU Prinz 4 , but were with a length of 3.8 m a class bigger.
In 1963, NSU introduced its first model with four cylinders and chain drive the overhead camshaft. The air-cooled four-cylinder engine of the Type 67a was slightly inclined backwards across the rear. From 996 cc, he drew 43 hp (31.6 kW) power and a torque of 7.3 mkg (71.6 Nm), which the car was 135 km / h fast.
The Prinz 1000 and its subsequent models were modern for their time - and especially for the car class: the engine had much potential for performance gains with overhead camshaft and cross flow cylinder head, and the trailing arm rear axle with rubber joints on the wheels (similar to the small Heckmotorwagen of Fiat) provided for sporty driving characteristics, as they had to offer at that time only BMW and Porsche. Accordingly, the four-cylinder types of NSU tuners and as a basis for racing were popular and successful. 1965, the sports variant TT was introduced.
An unusual detail was the reversing lights: these were mounted on the underside of the flashing lights in the outermost of the three truncated cone-shaped lights and beamed down on the chrome-plated rear bumper. From there, the white light was mirrored backwards and was visible to subsequent drivers (more or less).
1000/1000 C (1967-1972)
In February 1967 the car was only offered as "NSU 1000" or "NSU 1000 C". At the same time, the 1.0-liter engine was converted to regular gasoline. The power fell to 40 hp (29 kW), the torque to 7.0 mkg (68.7 Nm). The now type 67e called car was 20 kg heavier; the top speed was still given at 135 km / h. In December 1972 the production ended. A total of about 196,000 NSU Prinz 1000 and NSU 1000 were created.
The Nordex SA in Montevideo, the model Prinz 4 and two of Prince and Prince 4 1000 mounted derived models that were not available in Europe. These were proprietary developments of Nordex SA exclusively for the South American market.