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Old 09-25-2013, 08:57 AM   #139 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
Question is, did the Persu car ever get built?
The Persu patent as drawn did not get built as far as I can tell.

It evolved into the "roller skate" looking thing.

The book link and other articles links are a good read, but I've read them very quickly and must go back.

The book claims the Persu cornered well, I think it said a top speed of 50 mph, and cornered at 36? No rear differential is accredited to the good corner capabilities from what I've read.

EDIT-1: this translation from Czech (link below) leaves something to be desired, but is interesting.

Persu (1922-1924)


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Patents

The German patent applied PERS service on 13th November 1922, but received it until nearly two years later, on 19 September 1924 under number 402,683th The paper is concerned "car with four wheels mounted inside the aerodynamic body shape" . The fact that the original vision pioneering engineer was a little different drawings indicates the four-digit car with the engine under the floor of the U.S. patent, which was granted under number 1,648,505th Its dating is much later, was joined to 8 listopadu 1927th It displays work with really extremely narrow rear track but actually remained only on paper and not in this form never realized. He was about to buy Ford and General Motors, but neither of overseas giants not guarantee the vehicle's production, so the inventor would not consent.
The patent form was never realized...........so sad.

Persu (1922-1924)


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LARGER FATTER TIRES PLUS MORE DRAWINGS, POSSIBLY LATER ONES - REAR ENGINED NOT UNDER FLOOR OR MID-ENGINED.
Persu: ĦExigid coches de menor consumo!



http://www.escuderia.com/persu-aerodinamico-1922/
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That same year World War I broke out, and the Romanian engineer returned to his native country, where he worked as professor emeritus in mechanical section, both static and dynamic, the Institute of Electrical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry. Apparently it was in those years when he finished his first car with electric motor, which today do not know much ... After the war turned back to Berlin.........
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