Experts have provided five models who participated in the history of the car.
It should be noted that for the modern man an abundance of options in the car has become commonplace. For example, the speedometer on the instrument panel, and is increasingly found in digital and on the newest models is already virtual. But it was not immediately.
So, experts suggest a short excursion into the history of the building, amounting to a brief overview of the models that changed the world and the history of the automobile.
The first car Benz Patent-Motorwagen was created by Karl Benz (1844-1929) in 1886. The vehicle was driven by a single-cylinder engine with a displacement of 954 CC, through which the vehicle accelerated to approximately 15 km/h. faithful assistant in the Carla was his wife, Bertha (1849-1944), and in 1888, during the world’s first automobile journey, she invented brake pad.
The first mass car with the speedometer became Oldsmobile. Yes, that’s right, despite popular myth of the Ford Model T, which first received wide circulation and bulk sales. But Oldsmobile was the first car in the period from 1901 to 1907 was only done 19 thousand copies of the model (compared to 16.5 thousand units of the Model T from 1908 to 1927). Also, Olds was the first production car to receive the speedometer.
In turn, the electric starter was first installed on Cadillac (1912), and patented a new technology an American engineer Clyde Coleman in 1903. After his patent he sold Delco, which was later acquired by General Motors company. And only in 1912 the technology was embedded in the model Touring Edition.
In turn, in 1916, Cadillac introduced the first production car that used a key to start the engine – it was a Type 53.
The first body of solid steel appeared on Dodge vehicles in 1913, after a businessman from Philadelphia founded a company for the manufacture of steel components (1912). The first contract with firm was signed Dodge, in which it was constructed 70 thousand bodies.
And finally, the first V8 engine was installed in a Cadillac in 1914. However, it should be noted that theoretically, the title of the first automaker that created a car with this unit belongs to Rolls-Royce, but he managed to produce only three copies of the model with a 3.5-liter unit.
Cadillac, however, after the introduction of the electric starter in 1912, was able to present a production car with a V8. Note that at the time, other machines in the motor starting is done manually, but 8 cylinders required a lot of effort. For one year, the company sold 13 million copies of his model with a 5.4-liter V8.