L'Éclair (automobile)

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L'Éclair
L'éclair en 1895 (des frères Michelin au Paris-Bordeaux-Paris, première voiture sur pneumatiques).jpg
Overview
ManufacturerMichelin
Production1895
AssemblyClermont-Ferrand, France
DesignerPeugeot
Body and chassis
ClassSports car
Body style2-door
Powertrain
Engine4 HP from boat
TransmissionZigzag
Dimensions
Curb weight3,086 lb (1,400 kg)

L'Éclair was the first car in the world to participate in a motor race with pneumatic tyres. It was built by the brothers Michelin in 1895. It participated in the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris race, with number 46.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pierre Souvestre (1907). "Histoire de l'automobile". Gallica.bnf.fr. p. 226. Retrieved 2016-11-23.

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