Clearly the Tesla S is a sporty car with that ludicrous launch control and instantaneous torque. Retrieved from ” https: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Behind 18 inch wheels sit huge copper brake drums that were originally designed to aid brake cooling. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

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Mercedes-Benz SSK

The engine produced hp kW at 6, rpm. Most of the dials are standard Mercedes-Benz fare, except for a Jaeger ammeter. Cookies This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

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Retrieved from ” https: This biographical article related to Italian auto racing is a stub. The most noticeable feature of the body is its teardrop profile which is emphasized extended fenders that have accent lines along their highest edge. It featured a cylinder, two-stroke cycle, two-row radial, air-cooled engine and an aircraft-like body designed by Augusto Monaco.

The car featured large hydraulic drum brakes on each wheel, which was advanced for the time. A vintage shot of the Monaco Trossi at Monza. You are commenting using your WordPress. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.


However, testing revealed that the car experienced severe overheating and a tendency for the engine to destroy the spark plugs. Convertible sports cars can be small, light and lithe like the Mazda MX-5 or hypercar performance monsters like the Speciale Spyder or Lamborghini Aventador roadster.

Trossi backed one of the most unusual Grand Prix cars, the Trossi-Monaco of Exhaust gases discharged into two four-pipe manifolds on the front of the engine. Ultimately, ordinary cars are engineered for comfort, fuel economy, passenger space, rwcing cargo space. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. One of the most revered sports cars in the world is the SSK and this one features the most dramatic body of them all.

Being a two-stroke engine, there were no intake or exhaust valves. They had a brilliant racing career and were praised for their famous history. It translates into bhp at rpm and lb ft lbs at rpm! The car was a spectacular failure and never raced in a Grand Prix event.


Monaco Trossi Grand Prix Racer | Old Machine Press

The man who would have been champion Compact and relatively affordable torssi is how most of us first experience the supercar bug in real life for ourselves. A Ferrari California is no supercar.

Like them, the forced induction is stepped and only engages when the accelerator is fully pressed. This is also true of the upholstery color hrossi was green, but is now black.


Monaco Trossi 1935 Grand Prix Racer

He couunt also the president of the Scuderia Ferrari in Built by Augusto Camillo Pietro Monaco and funded by race driver Count Carlo Felice Trossi, the Monaco Trossi was a front-wheel drive car powered by an air cooled, cylinder, two-stroke radial engine. Italian racing drivers People from Biella births deaths Counts of Italy Italian auto racing biography stubs Formula One people stubs. It eventually ended up with Ralph Lauren who had it comprehensively restored by Paul Russel and company.

Views Read Edit View history. True sports cars will have minimal cargo space, minimal seating and performance characteristics that drive most of the decision making car companies went through to build it. A race-car level of performance is just the first hurdle and not the only qualifier.