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  Delage 15 S8
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced from:1926 - 1927
Numbers built:4
Designed by:Albert Lory
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 30, 2006
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Engine
Configuration Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 1,488 cc / 90.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 55.8 mm (2.2 in) / 76.0 mm (3 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Cozette Carburettor
Aspiration Roots-Type Supercharger
Power 170 bhp / 127 KW @ 8,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 114 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis steel ladder type frame
Suspension (fr/r) rigid axle, semi-elliptic springs, Hartford friction dampers
Steering worm and wheel
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 748 kilo / 1,649 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,495 mm (98.2 in) / 1,345 mm (53 in) / 1,345 mm (53 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.23 bhp / kg
Top Speed 210 km/h (130 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1926 British Grand Prix (Louis Wagner / Robert Senechal)
1927 French Grand Prix (Robert Benoist)
1927 Spanish Grand Prix (Robert Benoist)
1927 Italian Grand Prix (Robert Benoist)
1927 British Grand Prix (Robert Benoist)

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Delage, La Belle Voiture Francaise, by Daniel Cabaret and Claude Rouxel
  • Delage - Styling and Design, by Richard Adatto and Diane Meredith
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