Napier-Railton Special 

  • 1934
  • 540 HP 24.0L
  • 170 mph
 
Its custom chassis was designed by Reid Railton and construction was executed at Thomson and Taylor's garage in the Brooklands Aero Village.
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This is easily the most fitting home since the Napier-Railton holds the Outer Circuit lap record of 143.44mph at Brooklands which was the center of British motoring before the war.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Napier-Railton Special

Top speed

Special
170 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Napier-Railton Special

Horsepower

Special
540 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Engine size

Special
23,970 cc
Nissan 350Z
3,500 cc
Nissan GT-R
3,800 cc

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Napier-Railton Special

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As with many cars of the time, the accelerator is centrally located with the clutch and brake on either side.
It's now generally agreed that the engine produces around 540 bhp which is way too much for a car lacking front brakes.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Napier-Railton
Year 1934

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.37 lb/hp
Maximum hp 540 HP @ 2,350 RPM
Max RPM 3,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 23,970 cc
Cylinders W12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Valvetrain DOHC

road tests

Top speed 170 mph

transmission

Drivetrain Not Availabl
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 3 gears
Axle ratio 1.66:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,518 lb
Length 186 in
Wheelbase 130 in
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