(1953 HTA FMR)
The “FMR” Stands for Front Mid-engine, Rear wheel drive.
It was HTA’s First “Hypercar”. Well… more likely a sportscar. Due to its low price of 18.970€ (22.100US$) (In its time)
The FMR Was inspired from airplanes, It’s monocoque galvanized steel chassis with aluminum
panels, and a 200HP 2.8L I6 taken from an old WWII aircraft.
The FMR was fast indeed, but you wont be very happy with it’s cheap interior.
One thing that makes this car interesting, it’s his LR28 engine.
They replaced the Old OHV system, with a new DOHC Valvetrain for more power and reliability.
Engine: Cast-iron, DOHC 12v Double Carburetor I6
Power: 199-200HP, and 267Nm Torque.
More Spec Sheet:
Chassis: Galvanized steel monocoque with aluminum panels
Suspension: Double Wishbone (Front) Double Wishbone (Rear)
Drivetrain: RWD, 4 Speed manual transmission.
0-100: 9 Seconds
1/4 Mile: 18 Seconds
Top Speed: 229Km/h
This car used the Passetto 4-Speed manual gearbox, The same as the EM183.
And it haves new Drum 2LS Front brakes.
Also, This car was harshly criticized for the fact it didn’t have rear-view mirrors.
Finding a FMR in good condition today is not hard, and one in good condition can cost less than 10.309€ (12.500 US$)