One hundred years ago, the AC Brooklands was the first 1.5-litre to average 100mph for an hour. In a time when big capacity engines, such as the 28-litre Fiat S76, were clamouring for speed records, the team at Thames Ditton approached the problem with sophisticated engineering and a dedication to weight reduction that Lotus’s Colin Chapman would make his own several decades later.
AC Brooklands celebrates record‑breaking centenary
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