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The Amazing Edmond Rumpler Tropfenwagen

1921 Rumpler at the  German Museum Transport

Edmond Rumpler, a Austrian aircraft designer, his unprecedented Tropfenwagen at the 1921 Berlin Show. The teardrop-shaped body translates to drop), with its glass greenhouse, produced a low drag coefficient of only which is on par with the aerodynamic of today. In addition to the shape of the the minimal horizontal fenders and the pan helped to achieve this

Left and center: Rear of the 1921 Rumpler Tropfenwagen. Rumpler Tropfenwagen on exhibit at Museum of Technology


It appears between 80 to 100 Rumpler Tropfenwagen’s built in the four years they were in production. two examples are known to have and both can be seen above: the   Museum of Urban Transport car in 1921 has the earlier shorter of passenger compartment; the 1923 Museum of Technology Sedan a longer cabin with the top-section of it used for storage.

The cars seated four or passengers in the center of the body in a very comfortable ride. A version was also produced and can be in a line drawing below. That with four passengers weighed in at 3,000 lb. with the at 3470 lb. both were capable of above fifty mph.

The interesting video above a period film of a Rumpler being driven in several scenes, possibly on the streets of Two things to note while it are: The fitted luggage and its and the trafficators  Rumpler fitted for use as signals.

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Chassis and drivetrain Industries” October 27, 1921

The car a W6 Siemens Halske-built, 157 ci. (2,580 cc) 36 hp. valve engine. Three of paired cylinders were all working on a common crankshaft. one of the unique three connecting-rods units at four in the image above.

The engine, clutch, three-speed and the final-drive were all together in a power plant. The rear were suspended and located by angled leaf springs, while the front axle was suspended by a of parallel leaf springs of the type.

Illustrations and a line-drawing Age” November 10, 1921

The novel design of the car and the potential for a and excellent handling racing car Benz chief engineer, Nibel. The resulting Benz racer seen at the bottom a Rumpler chassis with a ci. – 80 hp. (1,991 cc) dohc straight-six. The that were built extremely well but were and were dropped after years. The basic design was later by Auto Union for its cars, VW and Porsche. Many streamliners can be seen here on The Old

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