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| image =Vespa 400 | name = Vespa 400 | manufacturer = ACMA | parent_company =Piaggio | production =1958-1961 | assembly =Fourchambault, France | class =microcar | body_style =2-door coupé Lusso | body_style =2-door Cabrio coach Turismo | layout =RR layout | engine =393 cc, 2-cylinder, Two-stroke | transmission =3-speed manual | wheelbase = 1693 mm (66.7 in) | length = 2850 mm (112.2 in) | width = 1100 mm (43.3 in) | weight = Template:Auto kg | fuel_capacity = 23 l (6 US gal) (5 imp. gal) }}


The Vespa 400 was a tiny passenger car with a 349 cc engine built in both 2 and 4-seater versions.

It was produced by Piaggio, and was introduced in 1957.

Specifications

Layout
Rear engine, rear wheel drive.
Engine
Two cylinder, two stroke, air cooled. Bore, stroke: 63 mm x 63 mm (392 cc).
Compression ratio
6.4 to 1.
Suspension
Four wheel independent. Four double acting hydraulic shock absorbers with coil springs.
Transmission
3 speed, with 2nd, 3rd and reverse synchromesh. 4 speed available in non-U.S. markets.
Body Dimensions
Width: 50 inches (1.27 m). Length: 112.5 inches (2.86 m). Height: 49.2 inches (1.25 m). Weight: under 850 lb (385 kg).
Track, front and rear
43.3 inches (1.10 m). Wheelbase: 66.75 inches (1.70 m).
Performance
With only 18 hp (13 kW), top speed is 50 to 55 mph (80 to 90 km/h), depending on road grade, wind conditions, etc. Achieving top speed takes a leisurely 25 seconds.