A 1905 Darracq sets the land speed record for cars making 200hp!!!

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A 1905 Darracq sets the land speed record for cars making 200hp at Goodwood Festival of Speed!!!  The car was built by Pierre-Alexandre Darracq as a follow-up to his first record breaking car, which had hit 104.52mph in 1904. Having claimed the record Darracq elected not to sit on his laurels, and instead invested in a 200hp V8, making his next creation the most powerful racing car in the world for some time.

A 1905 Darracq sets the land speed record for cars making 200hp!!!

The lightweight Darracq made its attempt on the record on a road in southern France in December 1905 with Victor Henery at the wheel: clocking a run of 108.59mph, and for 1906 Daytona-Ormond Speed Trials it eventually hit 122.45mph on the sands! 110 years later, the public had a chance to see this beast in action at the Goodwood Festival!! Isn’t that awesome? Check it out!

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