Chrysler Eight 

  • built in USA
  • 1931
  • 125 HP 6.3L
  • 96 mph
 
The new straight-8 wasn't as impressive as some of the other engines on the market in the early thirties, but it offered an ample 125 bhp and a top speed of 96 mph.
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Chrysler offered the Series CD Eight as an alternative to its more costly Series CG Imperial Eight.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Chrysler Eight

Top speed

Eight
96 mph
Venom GT
270 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Chrysler Eight

Horsepower

Eight
125 HP
Venom GT
1,200 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Torque

Eight
280 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb
Venom GT
851 ft-lb

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Chrysler Eight

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The new straight-8 wasn't as impressive as some of the other engines on the market in the early thirties, but it offered an ample 125 bhp and a top speed of 96 mph.
For Chrysler's standard bodywork they employed Al Leamy who had also styled the famous Cord L29.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Chrysler
Type of car Production car
Year 1931

power & handling

Maximum hp 125 HP @ 3,200 RPM
Maximum torque 280 ft-lb @ 1,200 RPM

engine

Displacement 6,305 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.5 in / 5 in

road tests

Top speed 96 mph

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Unknown
Rear brakes Unknown
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