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Hispano-Suiza V-8, Model A

Hispano-Suiza V-8, Model A

Type: Water-cooled 8-cylinder vee engine
Weight: 445 lb (dry)
Country/Date: France 1917
Bore & Stroke: 4.72" & 5.12"
Rating: 150 hp @ 1450 rpm
Displacement: 719 cubic inches

Designed by Marc Birgikt, the Hispano-Suiza V-8 was intended as a lightweight, powerful replacement for rotary engines. The "Hisso" was the first mass-produced engine to have solid aluminum cylinder blocks into which steel sleeves were threaded to form the cylinder housing. Known as a dependable, durable power plant, the Hispano-Suiza V-8 became one of the most successful engines used in World War I.

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Photo taken @ Big Flats on 27 December 2017 (© pecooper98362 / Flickr)

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