1916 HUDSON Super Six, 6-cyl.

1916 HUDSON Super Six, 6-cyl.

HUDSON — SUPER SIX — SERIES H — SIX: Hudson made motoring history with the introduction of the Super Six. Not only was this car powered by the first Hudson-built engine but it established a new benchmark by which the performance of production automobiles would be measured. The Super Six four-bearing crankshaft was fitted with eight counterweights, for which Hudson received a patent. Other notable advancements included larger valves, a high 5.0:1 compression ratio and excellent porting. With considerable justification Hudson called the Super-Six “the greatest motor built.” In production until 1926 it established Hudson as a manufacturer whose 6-cylinder engines made a mockery of performance claims made by producers of far more expensive automobiles.

 

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