Locomobile Racer 

  • built in USA
  • 1906-1908
  • 90 HP 16.2L
  • 100 mph
 
The basic formula was to stick the largest engine possible in a simple ladder-frame chassis and cover it in bodywork that pretty much non-existent.
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The engine was a massive 990 cu.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Locomobile Racer

Top speed

Racer
100 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Locomobile Racer

Number built

Racer
2 cars
LaFerrari
499 cars
Veyron
300 cars

Horsepower

Racer
90 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

In The News From around the web

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Locomobile Racer

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In 1908, the number 16 Locomobile won that year's Vanderbilt Cup Race and it became the first American car to win an international race outright.
The Locomobile Racers first appeared in 1906, and they were in every way some of the first American supercars.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Locomobile
Type of car Race car
Year 1906-1908
Number built 2 cars

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 3 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Unknown
Rear brakes Unknown

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,204 lb

road tests

Top speed 100 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 24.49 lb/hp
Maximum hp 90 HP @ 1,000 RPM

engine

Displacement 16,223 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 7.25 in / 6 in
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