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On this day: 09-25-1725

Groundbreaking auto engineer is born

Nicolas Joseph Cugnot, the French engineer who designed and built the world's first automobile, was born in Austrian Lorraine on this day. Cugnot arrived in Paris after the Seven Years War with the hope of tinkering with several inventions he had conceived during the war, including a steam-driven vehicle. After six years, Cugnot succeeded in building two steam-propelled tractors--which were actually huge and heavy tricycles. Although they may not have had power steering or cruise control, these massive tricycles are considered the world's first automobiles.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2012BentleyContinental GT4.20012.800Car & Driver
2012BentleyContinental Flying Spur Speed4.70013.200Car & Driver
2011BentleyMulsanne5.00013.300Car & Driver
2011BentleyMulsanne4.90013.400Car & Driver
2010BentleyContinental GTC Speed4.30012.800Car & Driver
2010BentleyContinental Supersports (6 spd. A w/M)3.60012.000Car & Driver
2010BentleyContinental Flying Spur Speed4.30012.900Road & Track
2010BentleyContinental Flying Spur Speed4.30012.900Car & Driver
2010BentleyContinental Supersports3.60011.900Road & Track
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2010BentleyContinental Supersports3.90012.300motorweek.org
2009BentleyBrooklands5.60013.900motorweek.org
2008BentleyContinental GT Speed4.00012.500Road & Track
2007BentleyContinental GT4.30012.900Road & Track
2006BentleyContinental Flying Spur (twin-turbo W-12)4.60013.100(R&T Aug. '05)
2006BentleyContinental Flying Spur4.6000.000motorweek.org
2002BentleyArnage T5.40013.800motorweek.org
2000BentleyArnage8.70016.500motorweek.org