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Benz Grand Prix racing car.

Benz Grand Prix racing car.

In 1908, Benz & Cie. stepped up its activities in international motorsport. The company lined up with a newly developed car in races including the French Grand Prix. The return to racing was successful, with Benz drivers Héméry and Hanriot finishing second and third – behind a Mercedes. Benz was the only team which saw all three of its cars cross the finish line.

  • Cylinders 4
  • Displacement 736 cu in
  • Output 120 hp (88 kW)
  • at engine speed 1500/min
  • Top speed 101 mph

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