1884 De Dion-Bouton – first car in the world

Four-seater De Dion – oldest of remained in working order the car, which engine was steam. Over creation of the car first a miracle the French company De Dion-Bouton et Trepardoux it worked was in 1884. The car got a nickname of “Marchionesses” – after a victory in one of the first an auto racing, passing in 1887. Is best it was possible to marquis to overcome a line in 31 km between the city of Neji and Paris, with a speed of 42 km at an o’clock.

De Dion 1884

The first creation of 1884 represented car on four huge wheels from bicycles-spiders. In front there was a steam copper with a high locomotive tube. From a steam-engine rotation was transferred to high wheels through usual belt drives. Steered wheels – small rear, and leaders, with a chain drive gear, – lobbies, large. Two 2-cylinder steam-engines united by general cylinder, developed total power of 5 h.p. at a working volume only 760 sm cubic this “midget car” with the 4-cylinder motor first, as a matter of fact, with a speed of 40 km/h.