Darracq 200 

  • built in France
  • 1905
  • 200 HP 25.4L
  • 122 mph
At 25,422cc, 200 bhp was possible at 1200 rpm.
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Much of the engine design came from the 1904 100hp Darracqs including the Nieuport magneto and Darracq carburetor.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Darracq 200

Top speed

Darracq 200
122 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Darracq 200

Number built

Darracq 200
1 car
300 cars


Darracq 200
200 HP
987 HP

In The News From around the web


Darracq 200

In December of 1905 driver Victor Hemery broke the outright land speed record with this Darracq 200.
In 1991, the original V8 engine was located from the Guinness family and a complete car was constructed around it.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Darracq
Year 1905
Number built 1 car

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.91 lb/hp
Maximum hp 200 HP @ 1,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,183 lb

road tests

Top speed 122 mph


Gearing Traditional
# of gears 2 gears


Displacement 25,422 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 6.7 in / 5.5 in
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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