The Hudson Wasp is a vehicle that was fabricated and promoted by the Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, from the 1952 through the 1956 model years. After Hudson converged with Nash Motors, the Wasp was then worked by American Motors Corporation in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and promoted under its Hudson marque for model years 1955 and 1956.
The Hudson Wasp can be arranged by two unmistakable model year ages: from 1952 to 1954 when it utilized Hudson’s current short-wheelbase stage, and in 1955 and 1956 when it was based on the full-sized Nash stage, with totally various plans for every one of these two model years.
The Wasp (Series 58) was presented by Hudson for the 1952 model year as an overhauled rendition of the Hudson Pacemaker, supplanting the Hudson Super Custom models from 1951. The Wasp was accessible in two-and four-entryway car, convertible, and a 2-entryway hardtop assigned the Hollywood. The Wasp was based on Hudson’s shorter 119-inch (3,023 mm) wheelbase, utilizing the organization’s unitized, “Monobilt” venture down frame plan with a general length of 201.5 inches (5,118 mm). Hudson’s unitized structure utilized a border outline which gave an inflexible structure, low focus of gravity, and side-sway insurance for travelers.
The base Hudson Wasp utilized the 202 cu in (3.3 L) L-Head straight six from the Pacemaker. Hudson likewise offered the Super Wasp which utilized improved inside materials and an all the more dominant Hudson 6-chamber motor. Rather than utilizing the Pacemaker’s 232 cu in (3.8 L) straight 6, the Super Wasp utilized Hudson’s 262 cu in (4.3 L) L-Head six sustained by a solitary 2-barrel carburetor. The 262 cu in (4.3 L) motor was evaluated at 127 hp (95 kW; 129 PS) (with single 2-barrel carburetor) while the highest point of-the-line Commodore Custom Eight’s 254 cu in (4.2 L) straight 8 was appraised at 128 hp (95 kW; 130 PS). The 262 cu in (4.3 L) six’s capacity was misjudged so it would not surpass the lead straight 8. The thin square 262 cu in (4.3 L) motor was the reason for the stroked and fortified Hornet 308 cu in (5.0 L) 6-chamber motor, presented in 1951 which overwhelmed NASCAR from 1952 to 1954. The Super Wasp was additionally offered with an aluminum “twin H” complex and twin 2-barrel carburetors. Super Wasp execution with the “twin H” enlistment coordinated the exhibition of the huge 2-barrel 308 cu in (5.0 L) prepared, however heavier, Hudson Hornet.