ISOTTA FRASCHINI mod. 8

(Italia 1920)

For about ten years, this was perhaps the world’s most refined car, a rival of Rolls-Royce’s and Hispano-Suiza’s models as the status symbol chosen by the celebrities of the hour. Designed by Giustino Cattaneo, its trump card was its powerful straight-eight engine, a veritable engineering masterpiece. About 1600 model 8s were produced between 1919 and 1932 and tailored by leading coachbuildders. The one on display offers a splendid example of the torpedo body designed by Castagna of Milan.

Engine: 8 cilindri in linea
Capacity: 5901 cc
Max power output: 80 CV
Max speed: 120 km/h
Weight: 1600 kg