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Old 10-07-2005, 06:41 AM
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Benz 8 HP

With this car, Fritz Held won the class victory and the Great Gold Medal in the 193.2 km Frankfurt-Cologne endurance race at an average speed of 22.5 km/h; another 8 hp Benz, driven by Emil Graf, came 2nd. This car was successful again in 1899, its engine now tuned to 12 hp, when Fritz Held came 2nd in the Innsbruck-Munich race, and again in the Berlin-Leipzig race, where he and Richard Benz finished with the best driving time. In 1900/01 a production racing car, based on this type, was on offer in the sales program at a price of 15,000 marks. This vehicle was fitted with a flat engine; its output had been increased to 16 hp, and it was equipped with a central lubrication, a water pump and a train of gear wheels with four forward and one reverse gear. The weight of the car was 1150 kg. Driven by Fritz Scarisbrick from Hanau, this car finished its very first race in 2nd place. The 136 km mountain tour Eisenach-Oberhof-Meiningen-Eisenach was covered in 4 hours and 23 minutes

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Old 10-07-2005, 06:46 AM
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Engine type : "Contra" engine
No. of cylinders / arrangement : 2 / opposed cylinders
Configuration : In front of rear axle, horizontal
Combustion principle : Four-stroke Otto
Bore x Stroke : 110 x 120 mm
Total displacement : 2280 cc
Maximum / output / rated output : 8 hp at 750 /min

Cylinders : Gray cast iron, open crankcase
Cylinder head : Combustion regulation in a separate chamber
Inlet valves : 1 overhead valve per cylinder (automatic)
Outlet valves : 1 side valve per cylinder (controlled)
Valve operation : Intake uncontrolled, exhaust via camshaft
Crankshaft : 2-bearing
Fuel system : 1 Spraying nozzle carburetor

Cooling : Water cooling by evaporation
Lubrication : Drop-feed lubrication
Starter : Starting crank
Generator : Not fitted
Battery : Fitted
Ignition : High-voltage trembler-coil ignition

Chasis and drivetrain

Frame design :Rectangular pressed-steel frame
Front wheel suspension : Rigid axle with full-elliptic springs
Rear wheel suspension : Rigid axle with semi-elliptic springs
Brake system : Mechanically actuated
Front brakes : Not fitted
Rear brakes : External band brakes (rear wheels)
Foot brake : Acting on rear wheels

Steering : Worm-and-nut steering, vertical steering column
Wheels : Wooden-spoke wheels
Front tires : 810 x 105
Rear tires : 875 x 105
Drivetrain : Transmission to differential countershafts, via side chains to rear wheels

Transmission and performance

Transmission : 4-speed manual transmission
Transmission type : Change-speed gear


Wheelbase : 1900 mm
Front track : 1250 mm
Rear track : 1250 mm
Seats : 2

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Old 10-07-2005, 08:56 AM
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lol, it's got more horsepower than my mums current car.
"The thunder of 1001bhp would send a sonic boom through his carbon fibre shell, crack it in half and leave a wet puddle on the fancy leather seat."
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Old 10-07-2005, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 6'bore
lol, it's got more horsepower than my mums current car.
lol nice...

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