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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
2013ScionFR-S6.40015.500Car & Driver
2011SciontC7.20015.400Car & Driver
2008ScionxD8.30016.500motorweek.org
2008ScionxB9.40017.300motorweek.org
2007SciontC7.40015.600Road and Track
2007SciontC TRD Supercharged6.90015.100Road and Track
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2007ScionxB9.40017.100Road and Track
2006ScionTC Sport Coupe6.90015.100(R&T Jan '06)
2005SciontC7.60015.900motorweek.org
2004ScionxA10.80018.200motorweek.org
2004ScionxB11.50018.500motorweek.org