The Electrobat-the Electric Cab

Although electric cars were popular with wealthy private individuals, as the twentieth century dawned they enjoyed their greatest sales success as electric cabs. Electric ‘horseless carriages’ plied for trade in major cities across the world – and America in particular. For a time, their advantages of smooth running, reliability and…

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The First Electric Horseless

As Davidson was beavering away on electric trains, another Scotsman was examining the possibilities of an electric horseless carriage. Little is known about Robert Anderson’s invention – sadly the details of his vehicle have been lost – but sometime between 1832 and 1839 he designed, built and tested a battery-powered…

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TVR Speed 12 2000

Until its demise in 2006, TVR (from founder TreVoR Wilkinson) manufactured powerful sports cars renowned for their individualistic styling. TVR Speed 12 2000 YEAR REVEALED  2000 PLACE OF ORIGIN  Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom HISTORICAL STATUS  prototype ENGINE  V12-cylinder, 472ci (7,730cc) MAXIMUM POWER  800–960bhp estimated LAYOUT  front-mounted engine driving the rear wheels BODYWORK  two-door, two-seater coupé TOP SPEED  240mph (386kph) (potential) NUMBER BUILT one…

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The Ferrari history

Enzo Ferrari forged his reputation on the race track before becoming a car manufacturer in 1940, so it is no surprise that the marque founded by the fiery Italian has the most successful record in Formula 1. As well as being a major name in motor sport, Ferrari has made many of the world’s…

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Renault Sport Clio V6 2000

Car manufacturers revere the imageboosting aura of Formula One, but few are able to match this in their showrooms. However, Renault found a novel way to fuse Grand Prix machine with suburban shopping car in its amazing Clio V6. Renault Spor Clio V6 2000 YEAR REVEALED  2000 PLACE OF ORIGIN  Uddevalla, Sweden, and Paris / Dieppe, France…

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