Content being validated
The "Jamais Contente"
Among the rarities observable at the Cité de l'Automobile in Mulhouse is a peculiar aluminum shell called La Jamais Contente (The Never Contented). The legend tells that its inventor Camille Jenatzy named it after his wife. It was the first automobile to pass the 62 mi/h (100 km/h) threshold on April 29, 1899. With its resolutely new design, the Jamais Contente innovated with equal-sized wheels, a search for aerodynamics, and a lighter body thanks to aluminum. Between 1898 and 1902, the fastest cars were electric.
Read More
Related content

Médias en cours d’exploration