Baldwin-Mercury Special 

  • built in USA
  • 1949
  • 180 HP 4.7L
  • 130 mph
 
Furthermore Baldwin-designed twin-spark ignition and exhaust manifold were fitted.
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For his second Special, Willis Baldwin used a conglomeration of Ford and Mercury parts in a competitive way.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Baldwin-Mercury Special

Top speed

Special
130 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Baldwin-Mercury Special

Number built

Special
1 car
LaFerrari
499 cars
Veyron
300 cars

Horsepower

Special
180 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Baldwin-Mercury Special

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Furthermore Baldwin-designed twin-spark ignition and exhaust manifold were fitted.
Starting from a 1946 Ford Frame, Baldwin removed the cross members and redesigned the chassis to be 14 inches shorter.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Baldwin-Mercury
Type of car Race car
Year 1949
Number built 1 car

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/1948 Ford Differential
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 3 gears

engine

Displacement 4,660 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.31 in / 4.13 in

road tests

Top speed 130 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10 lb/hp
Maximum hp 180 HP @ 4,000 RPM
Max RPM 5,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,800 lb
Wheelbase 100 in
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