Duesenberg Model SJ 

  • 1932
  • 320 HP 6.9L
  • 129 mph
 
One owner went so far to tell August Duesenberg (after the owner had received a notice from the company offering to change the pipes) that he loved his hard pipes b/c they glowed at night and impress my girlfriend!
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Supercharged Duesenbergs were the top American supercars of their time.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Duesenberg Model SJ

0-60mph

Model SJ
10 s
McLaren P1
2.7 s

Top speed

Model SJ
129 mph
One-77
220 mph
McLaren P1
217 mph

0-100mph

Model SJ
20 s
McLaren P1
5.5 s

Data points Key details of the Duesenberg Model SJ

Horsepower

Model SJ
320 HP
McLaren P1
903 HP
One-77
750 HP

Torque

Model SJ
425 ft-lb
Subaru BRZ
152 ft-lb
McLaren P1
663 ft-lb

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Duesenberg Model SJ

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One owner went so far to tell August Duesenberg (after the owner had received a notice from the company offering to change the pipes) that he loved his hard pipes b/c they glowed at night and impress my girlfriend!
They join the Supercharged Stutz, Cadillac V16, Packard Twelve and Marmon Sixteen to uphold American honors against the Rolls-Royce Phantom II, Bentley Speed 6, Hispano-Suiza J12 and Mercedes-Benz 540 k. With its centrifugal, gear-driven supercharger, 320 bhp was possible which eclipsed any other production car of the period.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Duesenberg
Year 1932

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 17.97 lb/hp
Maximum hp 320 HP @ 4,200 RPM
Maximum torque 425 ft-lb @ 2,400 RPM
Max RPM 5,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,876 cc
Air compressor Supercharger
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 129 mph
0-60mph 10 s
0-100mph 20 s

transmission

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

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 5,750 lb
Front track width 56.1 in
Wheelbase 142.5 in
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