An exhibition highlighting Italian car design features a full-scale model of the world's first self-propelled vehicle,
a three-wheel wooden carriage sketched by Renaissance painter and scientist Leonardo da Vinci.
Dubbed "Leonardo's Fiat" or the "clockwork car," the carriage was just built by Italian scholar Carlo Pedretti and American robotics expert Mark Rosheim from drawings penned by Da Vinci in 1478. The carriage is propelled by two coil springs, something usually found in windup toy cars.
The model is on display at Berlin's Meilenwerk auto museum until August 19 along with four modern concept cars from Turin's design houses.
The newest prototype on display is a concept of a carbon-fiber hybrid sports car that debuted in 2004. Italdesign Giugiaro's Volta was named after Alessandro Volta, the Italian scientist who invented the battery.