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Pegaso

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Pegaso, a marque often heralded for its audacity and engineering prowess, originates from post-war Spain, founded in 1946 by the state-owned company ENASA. Its inception was spearheaded by the brilliant engineer Wifredo Ricart, whose ambition was to establish Spain’s foothold in the luxury automotive market. The Pegaso Z-102, launched in the early 1950s, embodied this vision. Boasting an advanced design with features like a V8 engine and a pioneering five-speed gearbox, it was not just Spain’s but one of Europe’s fastest cars at the time.

Despite the innovation, Pegaso struggled to compete on a global scale against more established luxury brands, and by the late 1950s, the company shifted its focus from passenger cars to commercial vehicles. This transition marked the end of Pegaso’s brief stint in car manufacturing.

Today, Pegaso’s legacy in the automotive industry is a testament to a bold, albeit fleeting, chapter in Spanish industrial history. Its cars, now prized by collectors, represent a bygone era of ambitious automotive craftsmanship and design. Although Pegaso no longer produces vehicles, the brand remains a significant part of automotive heritage, celebrated for its pioneering spirit and engineering achievements.

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