Duesenberg Model J 

  • $9k built in USA
  • 1930
  • 265 HP 6.9L
  • 116 mph
Both the chassis and suspension were quite conventional in design.
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For most applications the Model J was a 205 to 210 horsepower vehicle with an impressive torque output of 335 ft lbs (454nm) at low 500 rpm!
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Duesenberg Model J


Model J
13 s
2.7 s

Top speed

Model J
116 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Duesenberg Model J


Model J


Model J
265 HP
987 HP

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Duesenberg Model J

In the early 1920s, racing efforts and the Duesenberg Model A caught the attention of Errett Loban Cord.
Fred's engine was far more powerful than any passenger car unit built in America, with little roads that could satisfy the cars 265 horse power.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Duesenberg
Price $8,500
Type of car Production car
Year 1930

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 19.88 lb/hp
Maximum hp 265 HP @ 4,200 RPM
Maximum torque 374 ft-lb @ 2,000 RPM
Max RPM 4,650 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,876 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 5.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.75 in / 4.75 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 116 mph
0-60mph 13 s


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 3 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.48:1
  2. 2: 1.4:1
  3. 3: 1:1
Axle ratio 3.8:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 483/? 178
Rear wheels 483/? 178

physical dimensions

Curb weight 5,269 lb
Front track width 56.1 in
Wheelbase 142.5 in
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