1900 Daimler 23HP La Turbie Rennwagen


1900 Daimler 23HP La Turbie Rennwagen

1900 Daimler 23HP La Turbie Rennwagen

A successful racing car – also built in a 28 hp engine version -, but with fairly instable handling characteristics due to its high centre of gravity. With this car, factory driver Bauer had his fatal accident in Nice in 1900. His accident was attributed to the car design. This realization resulted in the design of the first Mercedes, which outgrew all the failings of the Phoenix car.

In Detail

engine Water-Cooled, Phoenix Inline-4
valvetrain 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement 5503 cc / 335.8 in³
bore 106 mm / 4.17 in
stroke 156 mm / 6.14 in
power 20.9 kw / 28 bhp @ 950 rpm
specific output 5.09 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 20.0 bhp per tonne
body / frame Pressed Steel Frame
driven wheels RWD w/dual Chain Drive
front tires 920 x 120
rear tires 920 x 120
front brakes None
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Drums w/Output Shaft Band Brakes
r brake size mm / in
steering Worm & Nut
f suspension Rigid Axle w/Semi Ellipic Springs
r suspension Rigid Axle w/Semi Ellipic Springs
curb weight 1400 kg / 3086 lbs
wheelbase 1735 mm / 68.3 in
front track 1375 mm / 54.1 in
rear track 1400 mm / 55.1 in
width 1630 mm / 64.2 in
height 1500 mm / 59.1 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~81 kph / 50.3 mph