1769 CARRO DI CUGNOT
Steam engine: 2 vertical cylinder
Engine capacity: 50,000 CC
Maximum speed - 4 km / h
Weight - about 4 tons
A 7:10 scale reproduction of the world’s first self-propelled vehicle, a steam-powered, tricycle artillery tractor designed in Paris’s Military Arsenal by Nicolas Joseph Cugnot of Lorraine. Its two-cylinder engine was supplied with steam by a boiler and drove the front wheel, which also took care of the steering. The original, better known as the fardier (waggon for carrying heavy loads), can be seen in the Conservatoire National des arts et Métiers, Paris.