Designers had to get creative in the early days of weaponizing motorized transportation. In one case during the First World War, that meant building a 37mm cannon into the middle of a V8 aero engine.
A relic from the early days of using planes as weapons of war, this 11.8-liter WWI-era Hispano-Suiza engine has a 37mm cannon mounted directly between its cylinder banks. In other words, it is perhaps the most badass engine of all time.
In the winter of 1944, five Dutchmen dressed like college professors escaped from the Nazi-occupied Netherlands under the cover of darkness, in a small boat powered by a Chevrolet straight six and the fuel tank out of a Hispano-Suiza racecar. Here's how they did it.
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A report from AutoBILD.de claims the latest Hispano-Suiza model is Geneva-bound — and by "latest" we mean the first one in nearly 75 years. It'll supposedly be offered as an uglier and more expensive hybrid variant of the Audi R8.
Peugeot 203, Citroen DS, Renault Alpine. Only the best headlights and other automotive memorabilia are on display at the Paris Retromobile Show. More photos of classic beauties, including a Matra, below.
Your high-rolling players these days drive their Excaliburs and Blackhawks and whatnot, snorting pharm-grade off the firm young bellies of Eastern European strippers in a private room in the Club Spirochete and all...