Delahaye 235 

  • built in France
  • 1951-1954
  • 152 HP 3.6L
  • 105 mph
 
It offered better performance with greater compression, triple carburettors and a new camshaft, resulting in a top speed of approximately 100 mph.
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Gearbox choices included a synchronised four-speed unit or an optional Cotal four-speed pre-selector unit.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Delahaye 235

Top speed

Delahaye 235
105 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Delahaye 235

Number built

Delahaye 235
85 cars
Veyron
300 cars
Veneno
4 cars

Horsepower

Delahaye 235
152 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Delahaye 235

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At the time, some of the press criticized the design for being too similar to the 135 and also being far too heavy and expensive.
To launch the 235, Delahaye prepared their first example with an aluminum body by Motto that reached 173.098 km/h on the Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Delahaye
Type of car Production car
Year 1951-1954
Number built 85 cars

power & handling

Maximum hp 152 HP
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,557 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)

physical dimensions

Wheelbase 116 in

road tests

Top speed 105 mph

design

Chief designer Philippe Charbonneaux

transmission

Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
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