Cars from 1878 to 1920 - The forerunners
Dufaux 100/120 PS
Body style: two-seat racer
Geneva-based brothers, Charles and Frédéric Dufaux, had a brief but memorable career as automobile manufacturers. They decided to build a racing car for the Gordon Bennett Cup in 1904. Their creation, of which only 5 examples were built, was a veritable monster – its engine was a massive 12,761 cc and produced 90 hp. Their machine got up to 140 kph (90 mph) – driving was starting to become a real thrill! However, the car never raced, due to an act of sabotage, which put a swift end to the Dufaux Brothers’ ambitions. After their brief flirtation with motor racing, they focused their attention instead on banking.