is considered to be the oldest car in the world; it was first owned by Jules
Félix Philippe Albert de Dion pioneer of the automobile
industry in France. Actually, he was the
one who requested for it to be built when he saw the products of Georges Bouton
and Charles-Armand Trepardoux’s craftsmanship in making a model steam engine.
He offered the two men 10 francs a day just to build a full-sized engine. A
first, he process has undergone some problems such as, its belt drive and
inconvenient rear-wheel steering, the liquid fuel was a little bit risky
because it could easily catch fire, and its large vertical boiler looks like a
coffee pot. But despite of these experienced hindrances, the vehicle was still
successfully built up. It was claimed to be the first family car.
It was also
used in car racing and exhibits. The following were just some of the
awards that it has received:
Special Diplome d’Honneur in the Grand Exhibition at Grenoble, Switzerland in
1991 UK National Steam Heritage Premier Award for Restoration and Preservation,
a double award at Pebble Beach in 1997
U1 steam class and the Automobile Quarterly Historian’s Trophy
Class winner of Pre-Century Steam Cars at Goodwood in 1999, and
Honored at the 1996 Louis Vuitton Concours at the Royal Hurlingham Club in
London in 1996
The 1884 De
Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos was not owned by only one family because it
has been sold to other known people such as French army officer Henri Doriol,
and Tim Moore, a British Veteran Car Club Member.
It was also
called dos-a-dos because of its sitting capacity which is four people in pairs
then Here Comes . . . . . . .
2012 Audi R8
This 2012 Audi R8 is a newly
released item from Hyundai is one of the best ranked exotic cars in the
market actually, it obtained he 3rd rank. It was next to 2012 Ferrari FF, and the
top ranking was the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador. There have been a
lot of reviews regarding these Exotic Cars. They love the R8 because of
its very impressive performance and aggressive styling aside from that, it's
end to others is that, it is also comfortable. With the Audi R8 you could
experience the combination of Sports car amusement and smooth everyday driving.
It also comes in three flavors, buyers can choose between a 430-horsepower
V8, a 525-horsepower V10 or the new R8 GT, which features a 560-horsepower V10
as well as a sportier suspension. This Audi R8 is a powerful yet affordable
alternative if you would want to be gripping that GT.