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  Duesenberg 183 Grand Prix
 

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Country of origin:United States
Produced from:1920 - 1921
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 09, 2007
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Engine
Configuration Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Displacement 2,977 cc / 181.7 cu in
Bore / Stroke 63.5 mm (2.5 in) / 117.0 mm (4.6 in)
Valvetrain 3 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed 2 Miller Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 114 bhp / 85 KW @ 4,250 rpm
BHP/Liter 38 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis body on ladder frame
Suspension (fr/r) live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring, Monroe friction dampers
Brakes hydraulic drums, all-round
Gearbox 3 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 908 kilo / 2,002 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,680 mm (105.5 in) / 1,295 mm (51 in) / 1,295 mm (51 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.13 bhp / kg
Top Speed 180 km/h (112 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1921 French Grand Prix (Jimmy Murphy in 120)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Duesenberg, the Pursuit of Perfection, by Fred Roe
  • The Grand Prix Car, by Laurence Pomeroy
  • Classic Racing Cars, by Cyril Posthumus
  • Classic Grand Prix Cars, by Karl Ludvigsen
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