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Revision as of 15:18, 1 June 2008

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.

The Vespa 400 is a microcar, produced by ACMA (Ateliers de Constructions de Motos et Accessoires) in Fourchambault, France, from 1958 to 1961 to the designs of the Italian Piaggio company. Two different versions were sold, "Lusso" and "Turismo".


Two cylinder, two stroke, air cooled. Bore, stroke: 63 mm x 63 mm (393 cc).
Compression ratio
6.4 to 1 with 12 horsepower.
Four wheel independent. Four double acting hydraulic shock absorbers with coil springs.
3 speed, with 2nd, 3rd and reverse synchromesh. 4 speed available in non-U.S. markets.
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. Fuel economy is about 5L/100KM.
Vespa 400 Dashboard
Vespa 400 Engine

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