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Chenard & Walcker Straight-Eight

(1924 model)

Brief specs of 1924 Chenard & Walcker Straight-Eight

petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3945 cm3 / 240.7 cu in / 240.7 cu in, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Chenard & WalckerIssued from1924
ModelStraight-EightIssued until
SerieStraight-EightNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerChenard & WalckerCountryFR

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

LengthTotal (curb) weight
WidthDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3708 mm / 146.0 in / 146.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerChenard-WalckerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore69.5 mm / 2.74 in / 2.74 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke130.0 mm / 5.12 in / 5.12 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.53
Fuel supplyEngine displacement3945 cm3 / 240.7 cu in / 240.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity493.13 cm3/cylinder / 30.093 cu in/cylinder / 30.093 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantwaterSpecific output
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Chenard & Walcker Straight-Eight

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