Mercedes-Benz W163 Tripoli 

  • built in Germany
  • 1939
  • 254 HP 1.5L
  • 169 mph
 
In September 1938 it was surprisingly announced that a 1.5 formula would be introduced in Tripoli.
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The dreaded competitors from Germany had no cars with this engine capacity, but they took up the challenge, and within only 8 months built a car which was first over the finishing line again.
by www.supercars.net

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mercedes-Benz W163 Tripoli

Top speed

Mercedes-Benz W163 Tripoli
169 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Mercedes-Benz W163 Tripoli

Horsepower

Mercedes-Benz W163 Tripoli
254 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Engine size

Mercedes-Benz W163 Tripoli
1,495 cc
Veyron
7,993 cc
Veneno
6,498 cc

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Mercedes-Benz W163 Tripoli

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The dreaded competitors from Germany had no cars with this engine capacity, but they took up the challenge, and within only 8 months built a car which was first over the finishing line again.
In September 1938 it was surprisingly announced that a 1.5 formula would be introduced in Tripoli.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mercedes-Benz
Type of car Race car
Year 1939

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.07 lb/hp
Maximum hp 254 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Max RPM 9,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,543 lb
Width 59.4 in
Height 33.5 in
Length 144.9 in
Front track width 52.8 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in

road tests

Top speed 169 mph

transmission

Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

engine

Displacement 1,495 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor Supercharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 6.5:1
Bore/stroke 2.52 in / 2.28 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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