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1908 Sizaire-Naudin 12HP

1908 Sizaire-Naudin 12HP

1908 Sizaire-Naudin 12HP

Sizaire-Naudin was a small French manufacturer founded in 1905. The cars were design by Maurice Sizaire and built by his partner, Louis Naudin. With racecars, much like the one featured here, Sizaire-Naudin won the Coupe de l’Auto races in 1906, 1907 and 1908.

This particular model features one of the most powerfull single cylinder engines for its period. Thanks to the power, and unusual independant front suspension, the 12HP won many class victories.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine One Cyl
displacement 1470 cc / 89.7 in³
bore 120 mm / 4.72 in
stroke 130 mm / 5.12 in
power 8.9 kw / 12 bhp @ 1300 rpm
specific output 8.16 bhp per litre
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
wheelbase 2930 mm / 115.4 in
gear ratios :1
top speed ~70.8 kph / 44.0 mph