131 BHP per Liter at 5800 rpms?!?!

Discussion in '1937 Mercedes-Benz W25 Avus Stromlinie' started by MarkVIII, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. That can't be.....I've yet to hear of anyone getting those numbers EVEN NOW!!! I mean, ANYONE can get those horsepower/liter numbers nowadays, but only by revving somewhere in the 9's, not at 5800!!!!

    This thing must be burning Nitro Methane....or have like 16:1 compression. Something....

    I'd like to see how much torque this thing gets.....and then put it in my car!!!
     
  2. Re: 131 BHP per Liter at 5800 rpms?!?!

    It's supercharged....force induction, that was the secret Weapon of the Germans....<!-- Signature -->
     
  3. Re: 131 BHP per Liter at 5800 rpms?!?!

    Yeh would have been supercharged to hell<!-- Signature -->
     
  4. Re: 131 BHP per Liter at 5800 rpms?!?!

    yeh, its supercharged alright, but thats not all, these machines dont burn nitromethane, but some explosive cocktail of nitrobenzene, aviation grade gasoline, methyl alcohol and acetone...not the most efficient of fuels, and highly corrosive
     

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