1903 Mercedes 60HP Simplex


1903 Mercedes 60HP Simplex

1903 Mercedes 60HP Simplex

The 90 hp car built for the Gordon Bennett Cup race was destroyed in the great factory fire at Cannstatt in 1903. After that, the DMG borrowedsome of its already sold 60 hp cars to let them run in the race. The race was won by the Belgian Camille Jenatzy. — Daimlerchrysler

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engineM 14514, Cast Iron, Inline-4
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrain2 Valves per Cyl
displacement9293 cc / 567.1 in³
bore140 mm / 5.51 in
stroke51 mm / 2.01 in
compression4.5:1
power44.7 kw / 60 bhp @ 1060 rpm
specific output6.46 bhp per litre
bhp/weight60.12 bhp per tonne
redline1150
body / frameSteel over Pressed-Steel Frame
driven wheelsChain Driven RWD
front tires910 x 100
rear tires920 x 125
front brakesNone
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesDrums
r brake sizemm / in
steeringWorm & Nut
f suspensionRigid-Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Springs
r suspensionRigid-Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Springs
curb weight998 kg / 2200 lbs
wheelbase2750 mm / 108.3 in
front track1410 mm / 55.5 in
rear track1410 mm / 55.5 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
gear ratios4.0:1, 1.9:1, 1.13:1, 1.0:1, :1
top speed~118 kph / 73.3 mph