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| name = Vespa 400
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|colspan=2|[[Image:MicroRU02_Vespa400_1.jpg|220px]]
| manufacturer = ACMA
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| parent_company =[[Piaggio]]  
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!colspan=2 style="color: white; background: darkred;"|'''Vespa 400'''
| production =1958-1961  
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| assembly =[[Fourchambault]], [[France]]
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| Manufacturer  ||  ACMA
| class =[[microcar]]
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| body_style =2-door [[coupé]] Lusso
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| Parent company  ||  [[Piaggio]]  
| body_style =2-door [[Cabrio coach]] Turismo
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| layout =[[RR layout]]
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| Production  ||  1958-1961  
| engine =393 cc, 2-cylinder, [[Two-stroke cycle|Two-stroke]]
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| transmission =3-speed [[Manual transmission|manual]]
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| Assembly  ||  [[Fourchambault]], [[France]]
| wheelbase = {{Auto mm|1693|1}}
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| length = {{Auto mm|2850|1}}
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| Class  ||  [[microcar]]
| width = {{Auto mm|1100|1}}
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| weight = {{Auto kg|375|0}}
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| Body style  ||  2-door [[coupé]] Lusso
| fuel_capacity = 23 l (6 US gal) (5 imp. gal)
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| Body style  ||  2-door [[Cabrio coach]] Turismo
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| Layout  ||  [[RR layout]]
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| Engine  ||  393 cc, 2-cylinder, [[Two-stroke cycle|Two-stroke]]
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| Transmission  ||  3-speed [[Manual transmission|manual]]
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| Wheelbase  ||   1693mm
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| Length  ||   2850mm
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| Width  ||   1100mm
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| Weight  ||   375kg
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| Fuel capacity  ||  23 l (6 US gal) (5 imp. gal)
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The '''Vespa 400''' was a tiny passenger car with a 349 [[Cubic centimetre|cc]] engine built in both 2 and 4-seater versions.  
 
The '''Vespa 400''' was a tiny passenger car with a 349 [[Cubic centimetre|cc]] engine built in both 2 and 4-seater versions.  

Revision as of 15:17, 1 June 2008

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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 1693mm
Length 2850mm
Width 1100mm
Weight 375kg
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.