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DKW F7 Reichsklasse specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 700 kg (1543 lbs)
Dimensions 3.90 m (154 in) long, 1.48 m (58 in) wide, 1.46 m (57 in) high
Wheelbase 2.61 m (103 in)
Introduced 1936
Origin country Germany
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Powertrain

Engine type V2
Displacement 0.6 l (36 ci / 584 cc)
Power 18 ps (18 bhp / 13 kw) @ 3250 rpm
Power / liter 31 ps (30 hp)
Power / weight 26 ps (25 bhp) / t
Layout front engine, front wheel drive
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Shaggy  7y ago

@ Fangio Man: LOL, it looks like driver is sticking his head out the window as if to ask a question, I would normally think directions, but in this case. "Has anyone seen ze ignition key?"


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Fangio Man  7y ago

@Shaggy
So much suspiciousness under those guys...


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Shaggy  7y ago

@Fangio Man & CoolShirtGuy: I just sat here yesterday imagining what would happen it the car started moving, the platform would slide off the roof and the men would fall off, landing on top of each other, a 20 man pile-up. Those guys must really trust the driver, or someone else has the ignition key.


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Fangio Man  7y ago

@CoolShirtGuy
There are obviously more than 20 men. ;)
But you are right, the car would not move.

@Elise racer
Thank you. :)


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Elise racer  7y ago

Nice car, Fangio Man!


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CoolShirtGuy  7y ago

@Shaggy
I doubt the car would even move if the driver stepped on the accelerator. In the picture, there are 20 men that you can actually see. Let's say each of them weighed 160lbs; even with just those 20 guys, that would still be 3200lbs pressing down on the car, more than double its own weight.

With next to nothing for torque, this thing would be lucky to move two inches with that kind of weight on it and no momentum to build on. Would still be funny to watch, though. Even the slightest jostle probably would've had everyone jumping off.


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Fangio Man  7y ago

@Shaggy
LOL
That would be a massacre!
Like in Le Mans 1955 or Monza 1961.


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Shaggy  7y ago

It would have been funny if the driver took off at full throttle. :D


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Fangio Man  7y ago

I think it should be a demonstration to show how safe the car is or something...


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Mental  7y ago

LOL?... What the..? What's with the picture?... Why would they do that?... LOL, well, the roof is strong. Very strong, that's a lot of weight! Doesn't that guy inside the car worry that the roof might sag?


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Fangio Man  7y ago

Topspeed: 80 km/h