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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
2011MaseratiGranTurismo Convertible (6 spd. A w/ M)4.90013.500Car & Driver
2011MaseratiGran Turismo Conv4.80013.200Road & Track
2010MaseratiQuattroporte Sport GT S (6 spd. A)4.50013.100Car & Driver
2010MaseratiGrandTurismo Convertible4.80013.200Road & Track
2009MaseratiGranturismo4.6000.000Motor Trend
2008MaseratiGrand Turismo4.70013.300Road & Track
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2008MaseratiQuattroporte Sport GT5.40013.900Road & Track
2007MaseratiGranSport4.80013.200Road and Track
2005MaseratiQuattroporte5.1000.000
2004MaseratiQuattroporte5.9000.000
2004MaseratiTrofeo4.0000.000
2003MaseratiCoupe4.70013.400motorweek.org