1908 Benz 150HP Rennwagen


1908 Benz 150HP Rennwagen

1908 Benz 150HP Rennwagen

The 150 hp Benz Grand Prix racing car, built in 1908, was used for the first time in the American Grand Prix race at Savannah on 26 November 1908. The three cars raced by Benz were driven by Victor Héméry (2nd), René Hanriot (4th) and Fritz Erle (retired due to defect).

In Detail

engineBz 15524 Inline-4
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainSingle Lateral Camshaft, 2 Valves per Cyl
bore154.9 mm / 6.1 in
stroke1460 mm / 57.48 in
compression4.8:1
power111.9 kw / 150 bhp @ 1460 rpm
bhp/weight124.69 bhp per tonne
redline1620
body / framePressed Steel Frame
driven wheelsRWD w/Dual Chain Drive
front tires875 x 105
rear tires805 x 145
front brakesNone
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesDrums w/Output Shaft brake Band
r brake sizemm / in
steeringWorm & Nut
f suspensionRigid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Springs
r suspensionRigid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Springs
curb weight1203 kg / 2652 lbs
wheelbase2775 mm / 109.3 in
front track1320 mm / 52.0 in
rear track1320 mm / 52.0 in
length3800 mm / 149.6 in
width1580 mm / 62.2 in
height1430 mm / 56.3 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
top speed~182 kph / 113.1 mph