1905 Darracq Land speed record car with 200HP drifting – Video
The French car company Darracq made their first car in 1900, powered by a tiny 6.5 horsepower 785 cc engine. Since that didn’t become popular, Alexandre Darracq teamed up with a guy named Adam Opel, and by 1903, the company offered four new engine sizes ranging from the 1.1 liter all the way up to a much bigger 3.8 four cylinder.
Business went so well that in 1905, Darracq entered the British car market as well, and to get some publicity, they built their first big V8, a massive 25.4 liter engine producing about 200 horsepower and god only knows how much torque.
On public not so perfect roads for the time, it clocked an impressive 109.65 mph before getting shipped to America in 1906. At Daytona Beach, it reached a record speed of 122.5 mph.