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Lighter and more powerful, the 100S developed for racing and enjoyed success around the world. Not long after the Austin-Healey 100 went into production, Donald Healey started the process of creating a version to go racing. Five test cars were produced during this time that went on to participate in races and land-speed record attempts. By 1955 the 100S was ready.
Built around a steel boxed-section frame with X-brace, double wishbones with coil springs, a live axle and semi-elliptic leaf springs. The straight four engine had a revised alloy head with higher compression and better breathing SU carburettors. Power rose by 40 hp to a new high of 132 hp with 168 lb-ft of peak torque.
- Engine: 2.7L Inline 4
- Weight: 850 kg / 1,874 lbs
- Power: 98 kW / 132 hp / 133 PS
- 0-60 mph: 7.6 seconds
- Torque: 228 Nm / 168 lb-ft
- Top Speed: 190 kph / 118 mph