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Old Car Speed Records

Postby pietpetoors » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:11 pm

Interesting to see most land speed records between 1898 and 1899 were held by electric cars.

http://newatlas.com/worlds-fastest-prod ... 914/46196/
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Re: Old Car Speed Records

Postby pietpetoors » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:14 pm

In the same article;

This petrol car is amazing, check the size of that piston. 25 liter V8 in 1905

This 1905 one-off Darracq appears to be the very first car built from scratch to contain a V8 engine. And what an engine it was. Four sets of pair-cast cylinders with a swept volume of 25,422 cc producing 200 hp in a car that weighed just 900 kg (1982 lb). Streamlining was for weaklings. This is the epitome of the brute power approach.

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Re: Old Car Speed Records

Postby Mud Dog » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:29 pm

Yoh! That's one big piston! And 25lit for a vehicle that weighs in at a fraction above half of my Lux! It's kinda insane by today's standards but with motor technology barely still in it's infancy at that time I suppose they needed that to generate 200 horses .... nowadays you can get that out of a 2lit 4 cylinder motor if you want to.
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