La Jamais Contente (“Never Satisfied”) was the first road vehicle to drive faster than 100 km/h, setting its land-speed record in 1899. While trains had achieved similar speeds since the 1860s, Camille Jenatzy’s car was revolutionary. It combined a streamlined design and lightweight aluminum-magnesium alloy hull with awkward controls. The driver’s entire body stuck out of the hull with no windshield.
La Jamais Contente is on display at the Château de Compiègne in Belgium. (External link)