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|Production||1919 - 1933|
|Class||Ultra Luxury car|
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|Transmission||3-speed Manual, RWD|
|Engine|| 6.6 litre (6597 cc) straight-6|
8.0 litre (7983 cc) straight-6
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The Hispano-Suiza H6 was a luxury automobile from the 1920s. Introduced at the 1919 Paris Motor Show<ref name=UltiCarMonza>Ultimatecarpage.com - Hispano Suiza H6C Monza</ref>, the H6 was produced until 1933.<ref name=AutoZineH6_1919>AutoZine - Hispano-Suiza H6 (1919)</ref> Roughly 2,350 H6, H6B, and H6C cars were produced in total.
The H6 engine featured a straight-six engine inspired by designer Marc Birkigt's work on aircraft engines.<ref name=Conceptcarz22H6B>Conceptcarz.com - 1922 Hispano Suiza H6B</ref> It was an all-aluminium engine displacing 6,597 cubic centimetres (403 cu in).<ref name="Browne118">Browne, T.C. p.118.</ref> Apart from the new overhead camshaft, it was essentially half of Birkigt's aviation V12 design.<ref name=Conceptcarz22H6B /> The seven-bearing<ref name="Browne118" /> crankshaft was milled from a 600 lb (272 kg) steel billet to become a sturdy 35 lb (16 kg) unit,<ref name=UltiCarMonza /> while the block used screwed-in steel liners,<ref name="Browne118" /> and the water passages were enamelled to prevent corrosion.<ref name="Browne119">Browne, T.C. p.119.</ref>
One of the most notable features of the H6 was its brakes. They were light-alloy drums on all four wheels<ref name="Browne119" /> with power-assist<ref name=UltiCarMonza /><ref name=AutoZineH6_1919 /><ref name=Conceptcarz22H6B /> the first in the industry, driven with a special shaft from the transmission. When the car was decelerating, its own momentum drove the brake servo to provide additional power.<ref name=UltiCarMonza /> This technology was later licensed to other manufacturers, including arch-rival Rolls-Royce.<ref name=AutoZineH6_1919 /><ref name=CanadianHispano>CanadianDriver - Hispano-Suiza</ref>
The 1922 H6B was slightly more powerful. An 8.0 litres (488 cu in) (110 by 140 mm (4.3 by 5.5 in)) engine was used in 1924's H6C.<ref name=UltiCarMonza />
See Wikicars' comprehensive Hispano-Suiza H6 Review.
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A series of five racing H6Bs with short wheelbases and slightly enlarged engines was built in 1922.<ref name=UltiCarMonza /> These were referred to as "Boulonges", to celebrate the H6's victories at the sports car race at Boulonge.<ref name=UltiCarMonza /><ref name=CanadianHispano /> Woolf Barnato piloted a Boulogne to eight international records, including a 92 mph (148 km/h) average over 300 mi (480 km), at Brooklands in 1924.<ref name="Browne119" />
André Dubonnet entered an H6C Boulogne in the 1924 Targa Florio.<ref name="Browne119_20">Browne, T. C., p.119-20.</ref> Powered by a 7,982 cc (487.1 cu in) straight 6 (estimated to produce 195 hp (145 kW)),<ref name="Browne120">Browne, T. C., p.120.</ref> Dubonnet demanded a maximum weight of 100 lb (45 kg),<ref name="Browne119" /> and the aircraft maker Nieuport-Astra complied with tulipwood strips, fastened to an aluminium frame with thousands of tiny rivets.<ref name="Browne119_20" /> Dubonnet finished the gruelling event without a body failure, and drove home to Naples afterward.<ref name="Browne120" />
A later series of short-wheelbase H6Cs was built, eventually being referred to as "Monzas".<ref name=UltiCarMonza />
A six-wheeled H6 was purchased by motion picture director D. W. Griffith.<ref name=Forney6>Forney Museum of Transportation - 1923 Hispano Suiza Victoria Town Car</ref>
Specifications: 1924 H6C Dubonnet Boulogne Targa Florio speedster
- Length: 5,537 mm (218.0 in)
- Width: 1,791 mm (70.5 in)
- cowl: 1,245 mm (49.0 in)
- windshield: 1,524 mm (60.0 in)
- Wheelbase: 3,378 mm (133.0 in)
- Wheels: 508 mm (20.0 in) center-locking
- Weight: 1,583 kg (3,490 lb)
- Transmission: three-speed manual
- Front: beam
- Rear: live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
- Engine: Hispano-Suiza straight 6
- Bore: 110 mm (4.3 in)
- Stroke: 140 mm (5.5 in)
- Displacement: 7,982 cc (487 cu in)
- Maximum power: 195 hp (145 kW) at 3000 rpm (estimated)<ref name="Browne120" />
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