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

engine Bz 15524 Inline-4
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain Single Lateral Camshaft, 2 Valves per Cyl
bore 154.9 mm / 6.1 in
stroke 1460 mm / 57.48 in
compression 4.8:1
power 111.9 kw / 150 bhp @ 1460 rpm
bhp/weight 124.69 bhp per tonne
redline 1620
body / frame Pressed Steel Frame
driven wheels RWD w/Dual Chain Drive
front tires 875 x 105
rear tires 805 x 145
front brakes None
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Drums w/Output Shaft brake Band
r brake size mm / in
steering Worm & Nut
f suspension Rigid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Springs
r suspension Rigid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Springs
curb weight 1203 kg / 2652 lbs
wheelbase 2775 mm / 109.3 in
front track 1320 mm / 52.0 in
rear track 1320 mm / 52.0 in
length 3800 mm / 149.6 in
width 1580 mm / 62.2 in
height 1430 mm / 56.3 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~182 kph / 113.1 mph