The oldest surviving car is now one of the exhibits in the Porsche Museum.
It’s one electric vehicle with the engine mounted in the center and has date of construction in 1898.
The Egger-Lohner C.2 Phaeton (which in many reports is also identified as Porsche P1) is the oldest surviving vehicle on which Ferdinand Porsche himself worked. This car has been placed at the entrance of the company museum. Installation required more than a year planning and preparation to be performed.
THE Porsche calls it “one of the most important vehicles in the company’s collection” and the car is equipped by “Octagon“, An electric motor developed by Ferdinand Porsche, which is located in front of the rear axle. In many ways, this vehicle was far ahead of its time and today we see similar solutions from many manufacturers for their electric cars.
The engine got its name from its octagonal shape and provided to the vehicle 3.0 horsepower. This force was enough for the car to reach 35 km / hat the time the batteries Tudor they gave autonomy approximately 80 kilometers. THE Porsche considers it a particularly important part of its history and therefore, it has installed it in front of a construction to look like “travels from the past to the present».
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