Fiat 12 HP

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Fiat 12 HP
Fiat 12 HP dell Automobile.jpg
106 produced
AssemblyCorso Dante plant, Turin, Italy
DesignerGiovanni Enrico
LayoutFR layout
Engine3770 cc straight-4[1]
Transmission3-speed manual[1]
Wheelbase2,140 mm (84 in)[1]
Length3,270 mm (129 in)[1]
Width1,630 mm (64 in)[1]
Height1,650 mm (65 in)[1]
Curb weight1,220 kg (2,690 lb)[1]
PredecessorFiat 10 HP
SuccessorFiat 16-20 HP

The Fiat 12 HP is a car produced by the Italian manufacturer 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 kilometres per hour (48 mph). This car put an end to the domination of Panhard on European courses.

At the end of 1901, a version equipped with a new engine is also proposed, it received a 4-cylinder 115x180 mm 7475 cc engine, that produced 28 hp at 750 rpm and allowed it to reach a top speed of 90 kilometres per hour (56 mph).

Fiat 12 HP double Phaeton
Fiat 12 HP 1901


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "1901 Fiat 12 HP". Retrieved 2008-03-25.