Fiat 12 HP

The Fiat 12 HP is a car produced by Fiat in 1901 and 1902. The car was designed by the engineer Giovanni Enrico, successor to the Faccioli who had engineered the first three Fiat models, it was the first Fiat and one of the first cars of this era equipped with a 4-cylinder engine with dual blocks. It was manufactured in 106 copies in the plant Corso Dante. A racing version was also made the 12 HP 1901 Corsa, which incorporated the same engine. The maximum speed was 78 kilometers per hour (48 mph). This car put an end to the domination of Panhard on European courses.

Source: Wikipedia, 2011

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