Invention Of The Automobile

Unlike many other inventions, the creation of the automobile does not belong to an individual. The first idea of a car appeared in 1769, along with the invention of the steam engine. The steam engine had a metal frame with seats and could carry several people. For almost 40 years people used these enormous cars that made very disturbing noises.

In 1806, the internal combustion engine was invented, that ran with liquid fuel. Immediately, the car had extraordinary success all over the world and soon became the main transportation method. The first series automobile was initiated by Karl Benz in 1888 in Germany. 12 years later, France and the USA started to produce a series of cars. In 1891, the first Peugeot appears. In 1898, Renault produces its first car. At the beginning of the 20th century, the automobile industry explodes in Western Europe, with France producing more than 30,000 units, representing almost 50% of the world’s entire production, in 1903. In 1902, the US gives to the world the Olds Motor Vehicle Company, meaning the Oldsmobile. Little after that, the Cadillac, Winton Automobile, and Ford Motor Company appeared on the market, with thousands of vehicle created every year.

Between 1908 and 1927, the Ford Model T forever changed the industry in terms of design and number of cars created, exceeding 1914 the 250,000 mark. In 1922, the first car to have a unitary body was invented: the Lancia Lambda. This period was probably the most prosperous for the car industry, names like Mercedes Benz, Austin, BMW, Nissan, Citroen and Maserati becoming main players on the automobile market. The Second World War puts a stop on the industry’s development, but the US gave the world, through Chrysler, the Jeep, because of the necessity to have all-road vehicles on the European battlefield. After the War, the automobile industry picks up itself and continues to develop and create more cars. So, in 1946 the first thousands of Volkswagen Beetle were constructed.

In 1949, all over the US, you could find the 8 cylinder V motors, with high compression, or the V8 motor, to put it slightly. Cadillac, General Motors, and Oldsmobile started to turn their attention to the car’s aerodynamics. In Italy, Enzo Ferrari launches the Ferrari 250, and Lancia the V6 motor, called Aurelia. In the 50s, speed and horsepower know a constant growth, the body design becomes more beautiful by the day, and all over the world cars are shipped and created. Little cars take over the streets of Europe, Fiat 500 and Mini being the main players. An extraordinary success is granted to the Beetle, who later was voted to be the most successful car in history. In 1963, the Porsche 911 sees the asphalt, becoming one of the greatest sports cars in history

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