Tatra 57

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Tatra 57
Brno, náměstí Svobody - XXI. Sraz historických vozidel Vysočina 2014 - Tatra 57 obr1.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerZávody Tatra
Production1932–36
Body and chassis
Classcompact car
Body styletwo-door sedan, convertible or coupé
LayoutFR layout
Chassisbackbone chassis
Powertrain
Engine1,155 cc, 18 hp (13 kW) flat-four
Dimensions
Length3500 mm[1]
Width1,500 mm (59.1 in)
Height1,500 mm (59.1 in)
Curb weight730 kg (1,609 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorTatra 12
SuccessorTatra 57A
Tatra 57 A
Tatra 57A 1936 (10610746276).jpg
Overview
ManufacturerZávody Tatra
Production1936–38
Body and chassis
Classcompact car
LayoutFR layout
Chassisbackbone chassis
Powertrain
Engine1,155 cc, 20 hp (15 kW) flat-four
Dimensions
Length3500 mm
Width1,500 mm (59.1 in)
Height1,500 mm (59.1 in)
Curb weight730 kg (1,609 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorTatra 57
SuccessorTatra 57B
Tatra 57 B
Tatra 57 B.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerZávody Tatra
Production1938–49
Body and chassis
Classcompact car
LayoutFR layout
Chassisbackbone chassis
Powertrain
Engine1,256 cc, 25 hp (19 kW) flat-four
Dimensions
Length3500 mm
Width1,500 mm (59.1 in)
Height1,500 mm (59.1 in)
Curb weight730 kg (1,609 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorTatra 57A
Tatra 57 K
Tatra 57K.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerZávody Tatra
Production1941–47
Body and chassis
Classcompact car
Body style2-door convertible
Chassisbackbone chassis
Powertrain
Engine1,256 cc, 23 hp (17 kW) flat-four

Tatra 57 is a Czechoslovak two-door compact car built by Tatra[1] from 1932. It is popularly known by the nickname "Hadimrška".

Tatra updated the model as the 57A in 1936 and 57B in 1938. It made a military version, the 57K, from 1941. All versions have a characteristic Tatra backbone chassis.

Tatra ended production in 1947 (57K) and 1949 (57B). With that the company withdrew from making compact cars: from 1948 its smallest model was the 1,952 cc Tatra 600.

History[edit]

Tatra introduced the Type 57 in 1931. It has a 1,155 cc overhead valve flat-four engine that produces 18 hp (13 kW).[2] Its fuel consumption is between eight and 10 litres per 100 km.[3] Bodies offered included a four-seat saloon, four-seat convertible and two-seat convertible. All were two-door.[3]

In 1935 Tatra replaced the Type 57 with the 57A. The 1,155 cc engine's power output was increased to 20 hp (15 kW).[4] The body was restyled, and given a radiator grille similar to that of the larger Tatra 75.[5] A commercial van version was offered.[4]

In 1938 Tatra replaced the Type 57A with the 57B. For the new model Tatra enlarged the engine to 1,256 cc and increased its power to 25 hp (19 kW).

In 1941 Tatra added the 57K, which was a military two-door convertible with increased ground clearance and a 1,256 cc engine derated to 23 hp (17 kW).[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Documentace Tatra". Klub Vojenského Muzea. 21 November 2010.
  2. ^ Tuček 2017, p. 150.
  3. ^ a b Tuček 2017, p. 152.
  4. ^ a b Tuček 2017, p. 276.
  5. ^ Tuček 2017, p. 275.
  6. ^ "Tatra 57K". Klub Vojenského Muzea. Retrieved 9 October 2010.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Tuček, Jan (2017). Auta první republiky 1918–1938 (in Czech). Prague: Grada Publishing. pp. 150–152, 275–278. ISBN 978-80-271-0466-6.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Tatra 57 at Wikimedia Commons