A BEAST OF AN ENGINE

Under its long hood, the 40CV was powered by a 9.1L inline six-cylinder engine producing a huge-for-the-time 140hp. That may not seem much today, but in 1926 the engine of the average vehicle on the road made less than 50hp – little wonder then that the 40CV was such a success. It was the largest six-cylinder engine in the company’s history.