Duesenberg SJ Mormon Meteor vs Delage D8-120 S Pourtout Aero-Coupe

Picture of Delage D8-120 S Pourtout Aero-Coupe
Picture of Duesenberg SJ Mormon Meteor
Category D8-120 S PourtoutSJ Mormon Meteor
Engine layout 4.7 l R86.9 l R8
Max power (ps / bhp) 122 / 120324 / 320
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 245 / 181
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1980 / 43651986 / 4378
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 61 / 61163 / 161

Performance

Category D8-120 S PourtoutSJ Mormon Meteor
Top speed 177 kph (110 mph)232 kph (144 mph)

Summary

Category D8-120 S PourtoutSJ Mormon Meteor
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 44100
Total 44100

Verdict

SJ Mormon Meteor is the fastest by a huge margin.

However, FastestLaps.com does not have enough lap times and performance data to make this comparison conclusive.

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Shaggy  10y ago

It's not even a fair comparison, the Duesenberg is too powerful, Duesenbergs went unchallenged until the mid 1950s.


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Bijan  10y ago

@ Fangio Man : Thanks about " a bit unfair " .


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Super8  10y ago

But there's something strange about cars class divide back in 1930's. Even I compare this car with same class car like Cord 810/812, it's still lose.


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Fangio Man  10y ago

@Bijan
Yes, that is "a bit" unfair...

But it would be OK, if the Delaheye was lighter.


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Bijan  10y ago

120 hp vs 320 ...


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Super8  10y ago

Mormon Meteor is a speed record car. It broke 250 mph in Bonneville Salt Lake Utah and 152 mph average speed for 1 hour average. If you compare this car to the newer car like Austin Healey, BMW 507 or even the first Corvette, this car had much faster max speed and lateral acceleration.


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Fangio Man  10y ago

The result of this comparison is not very surprising, IMO.
The Dusenberg has 100bhp/tonne more than the Delage.

I think the Dusenberg would win at track too.


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Super8  10y ago

Duesenberg really kill Delage eh?