The Pegaso Z102B

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Named after Pegasus, the mythical winged horse, the striking Spanish-built Pegaso sports car emerged at the 1951 Paris Salon, powered by a four-cam V8 engine. The Pegaso Company was created by the Spanish government after the Second World War. Production took place in the former Hispano Suiza factory. The innovative design was by Wilfredo Ricart who had worked for Alfa Romeo building high performance engines. Production started with a 2.5-liter engine, which grew to 4.7-liters. For a while Pegaso qualified as the world's fastest production car, capable of reaching 150 mph.

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