Tatra 10

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Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau-Fabriks-Gesellschaft Type U

Tatra 10
Nesselsdorf U.jpg
Manufacturer Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau-Fabriks-Gesellschaft A.G.
today Tatra, a.s.
Production 1915 - 1918 NW U (10 produced)
1920 - 1927 Tatra 10 (129 produced)
Assembly Kopřivnice, Moravia
Designer Hans Ledwinka
Body and chassis
Body style diverse four or six seaters
Layout Front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout
Engine 5,340 cc (325.9 cu in) liquid-cooled vertical straight six
47,9kW (65 HP) NW U
50kW (68 HP) Tatra 10
Transmission four speeds (+reverse)
Wheelbase 3,635 mm (143.1 in)
Length 4,900 mm (192.9 in)
Width 1,800 mm (70.9 in)
Curb weight 1,860 kg (4,100 lb) NW U
1,920 kg (4,230 lb) Tatra 10
Successor Tatra T17

The NW type U is a veteran automobile manufactured by Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau-Fabriks-Gesellschaft A.G. (NW, now known as Tatra). After the success of Type S, models NW T (four-cylinder) and NW U (six-cylinder) were launched. Both types were again OHC design with hemispherical combustion chambers with the cylinders cast in one piece with the engine block.

Tatra 10 chassis

As the company changed its name the model was renamed to Tatra 10 in 1919. The production version was able to reach 120 kilometres per hour (75 mph).

The Type U was fitted with brakes on all four wheels, probably the first production car in the world with such brake system.[1]


  1. ^ a b Tatra - Passenger Cars, Karel Rosenkranz, TATRA, a. s., 2007