Retromobile 2024

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Always as stylish as the event itself, the new Retromobile poster has been released. It features the MG EX 181, a land speed record car that was equipped with a 1500cc MGA Twin Cam turbocharged engine developing 290 bhp at 7300rpm. The car set a new world speed record on the Bonneville Salt Lake in 1957 when Stirling Moss reached 245.64mph (395.31 km/h). Another attempt was made two years later, in 1959, with Phil Hill and an engine with 300hp. This time, the British manufacturer broke the symbolic 250mph barrier by raising the record to 254.91mph (410.5km/h). Retromobile will run on 31 January-4 February next year in its now traditional home of the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris.

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