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On this day: 01-24-1860

New engine runs on fire, not water

French inventor Etienne Lenoir was issued a patent for the first successful internal-combustion engine. Lenoir´s engine was a converted steam engine that burned a mixture of coal gas and air. Its two-stroke action was simple but reliable--many of Lenoir´s engines were still working after 20 years of use. His first engines powered simple machines like pumps and bellows. However, in 1862, Lenoir built his first automobile powered by an internal-combustion engine--a vehicle capable of making a six-mile trip in two to three hours. It wasn´t a practical vehicle, but it was the beginning of the automobile industry.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2012Aston MartinVirage4.50012.900Car & Driver
2012Aston MartinV-8 Vantage S4.20012.500Car & Driver
2011Aston MartinV-12 Vantage4.20012.500Car & Driver
2011Aston MartinV12 Vantage Coupe4.30012.500Road & Track
2010Aston MartinDBS Coupe4.40012.800(*188-191) Car & Driver
2010Aston MartinVantage Roadster (6 spd. M)4.50012.800Road&Track
2010Aston MartinRapide (6 spd. A w/M)4.70013.100Car & Driver
2010Aston MartinRapide4.70013.100Road & Track
2010Aston MartinVantage V-124.20012.500Car & Driver
2010Aston MartinRapide4.80013.300Car & Driver
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2009Aston MartinDBS4.10012.400Road & Track
2008Aston MartinV8 Vantage5.30013.700Road & Track
2007Aston Martin V8 Vantage4.70013.100Road and Track
2005Aston MartinDB94.80013.200motorweek.org
2002Aston MartinDB7 Vantage Volante5.00013.400
2002Aston MartinV-12 Vanquish4.40012.900
2001Aston MartinDB7 Vantage4.80012.900motorweek.org
2000Aston MartinDB7 Vantage5.10013.600
1999Aston MartinDB75.70014.300