Produced 1936–1941. In 1939 engine was upgraded to 110 hp and car name was changed to ZIS-101A. Two seated ZIS 101 — Sport was also designed wiht 141 hp engine with top speed of 162 km/h. But only few cars were built. Also cabriolet version named ZIS-102 was produced with the 110 hp engine — other parameters are the same. There were also ambulance version of ZIS-101 and armoured car named ZIS-101S which was heavier (weight 7300 kg) and had more powerful engine (180 hp and max speed 140 km/h).
This car was designed for government and communist leaders — it wasn’t available for regulare people. Most of the cars were black!
Formula straight 8 gasoline
Displacement 5,766 liters
90 hp (101 A 110 hp)
Compression ratio 4,8:1 ( ZIS-101A 5,5:1)
Top speed 115 km/h (ZIS-101A 125 km/h)
Torque 214 lb/ft (ZIS-101A 227 lb/ft)
Fuel consumption 25,5 liters/100 km
Fuel tank 80 liters.
gearbox 3 speedwith syncroniser
Lenght 5750 mm
Width 1890 mm
Height 1870 mm
Wheelbase 3605 mm
Ground clearance 190 mm
Turning radius 7700 mm