1970 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400

1922 Mercedes 6/40/65HP Rennwagen

1922 Mercedes 6/40/65HP Rennwagen

DMG’s first supercharged racer, designed by Paul Daimler: This car was fitted with the first DMG engine that was designed with a view to the supercharger. With its 4500 rotations per minute, it was also the first real high-speed engine. Its participation in the Targa Florio marked the beginning of the supercharger car era.

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Water Cooled, M 65134, Inline-4
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Supercharged
valvetrain DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement 1499 cc / 91.5 in³
bore 65 mm / 2.56 in
stroke 113 mm / 4.45 in
compression 5.35:1
power 48.5 kw / 65 bhp @ 4000 rpm
specific output 43.36 bhp per litre
redline 4500
body / frame U-Section Pressed Steel Frame
driven wheels RWD
front tires 765 x 105
rear tires 765 x 105
front brakes Drums
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Drums
r brake size mm / in
steering Worm & Nut
f suspension Rigid Axle w/Semi Elliptic Springs, Maybach Shock Absorbers
r suspension Rigid Axle w/Semi Elliptic Springs, Maybach Shock Absorbers
wheelbase 2650 mm / 104.3 in
front track 1320 mm / 52.0 in
rear track 1320 mm / 52.0 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~135 kph / 83.9 mph