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Fiat Zero

Fiat Tipo Zero Torpedo 1912.jpg
Fiat Zero - Fiat 12/15 HP
manufacturer Fiat
Type Torpedo (Car)
Production start 1912
Predecessor Fiat 1
Production end 1915
Assembly Turin, Italy
Total production 2,200 pieces


The Fiat Zero, also known as the Fiat 12/15 HP, was a car produced by the Turin based Fiat manufacturer from 1912 to 1915. It was the first car of reduced cc's built in a series. In 1915 they also made an electrical version, but production ceased for the transformation of Fiat's industry for the war effort following Italy's entry into World War I.

The company built model Torpedo sold for 8000 Lira and was then lowered to 6,900 Lira, which compares to a cost of 23,250 Euro's in 2003. The Zero was equipped with a 1.9 liter engine of that produces approximately 15 hp and could reach 70 km/h (44 Mph) and could travel about 5.1 km per liter or 19.6 miles per gallon.

1912 Fiat Zero 12/15 Hp Sottomarino Diatto & Garavinills Source

The Zero was the first car to sell more than 2000 specimens for Fiat.

The Zero was also an important model for the history of Pininfarina. Its founder, Battista Pininfarina, entrepreneur but not yet just simply a designer, ordered a drawing of the radiator of the car and his design was chosen over the designs by the technicians of Fiat itself.


1912 Fiat Zero Tipo Torpedo


References

Fiat Group, "History," [1] Retrieved December 27, 2005.


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