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1903 De Dion Bouton Type R

Manufacturer - De Dion-Bouton
Model - Type R 6 CV
Year of production - 1903
Body type - open car
Number of doors - 0
Number of seats - 4
Engine position - front
Drive wheel - rear
Fuel - petrol
Number of cylinders - inline 1
Cooling - liquid
Capacity - 942 ccm, 57.2 cu-in
Bore - 100.0 mm, 3.937 in
Stroke - 120.0 mm, 4.724 in
Valve Gear - IOE
Fuel system - carburator, 1 x DeDion Bouton
Max power [kW / PS] - 4.4 / 6.0 at 1500 rpm
Gearbox - M3
Wheelbase - 1560 mm, 61.4 in
Front track - 1120 mm, 44.1 in
Rear track - 1120 mm, 44.1 in
Weight - 750 kg, 1653 lb
Maximum speed - 40 km/h, 25 mph

De Dion-Bouton was a French automobile manufacturer and railcar manufacturer operating from 1883 to 1932. The company was founded by the Marquis Jules-Albert de Dion, Georges Bouton, and Bouton's brother-in-law Charles Trépardoux.
The company was formed after de Dion in 1881 saw a toy locomotive in a store window and asked the toymakers to build another. Engineers Bouton and Trépardoux had been making a starvation living on scientific toys at a shop in the Passage de Léon, close to the "rue de la Chapelle" in Paris. Trépardoux had long dreamed of building a steam car, but neither could afford it. De Dion, already inspired by steam (though in the form of rail locomotives) and with plenty of money, agreed, and De Dion, Bouton et Trépardoux was formed in Paris in 1883. This became the De Dion-Bouton automobile company, the world's largest automobile manufacturer for a time, becoming well known for their quality, reliability, and durability.


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