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

engineWater-Cooled, Phoenix Inline-4
valvetrain2 Valves per Cyl
displacement5503 cc / 335.8 in³
bore106 mm / 4.17 in
stroke156 mm / 6.14 in
power20.9 kw / 28 bhp @ 950 rpm
specific output5.09 bhp per litre
bhp/weight20.0 bhp per tonne
body / framePressed Steel Frame
driven wheelsRWD w/dual Chain Drive
front tires920 x 120
rear tires920 x 120
front brakesNone
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesDrums w/Output Shaft Band Brakes
r brake sizemm / in
steeringWorm & Nut
f suspensionRigid Axle w/Semi Ellipic Springs
r suspensionRigid Axle w/Semi Ellipic Springs
curb weight1400 kg / 3086 lbs
wheelbase1735 mm / 68.3 in
front track1375 mm / 54.1 in
rear track1400 mm / 55.1 in
width1630 mm / 64.2 in
height1500 mm / 59.1 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~81 kph / 50.3 mph