Fiat Zero

The Fiat Zero, known also as the Fiat 12/15 hp, was a car produced by FIAT from 1912 to 1915. (The letters 'hp' defined its fiscal horse power rather than its bhp.) At launch it sold for 8,000 lire, which later was reduced to 6,900 lire, the equivalent of 23,250 € in 2003. It was equipped with a 1.8-liter, 18 hp (13 kW) engine that achieved about 19.6 miles per gallon and could reach about 50 mph (80 km/h). It was the first Fiat to sell more than 2,000 similarly bodied units and most of these were four seater bodies. In 1915 production came to an end when the factory was converted for war production.

Fiat Zero
Fiat Tipo Zero Torpedo 1912
Also calledFiat 12/15 hp
AssemblyTurin, Italy
Body and chassis
ClassSmall family car (C)
Body styleTorpedo
LayoutFR layout
Engine1847 cc I4
18 bhp (13 kW)
Length3,660 mm (144.1 in)
Width1,450 mm (57.1 in)
Curb weight900 kg (1,984 lb) -
1,200 kg (2,646 lb)
SuccessorFiat 70

There were also light bodied version produced which claimed various speed records.


  • Fiat Group, "History," (Retrieved December 27, 2005)

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