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This press photo dated Sept. 14, 1953, shows us the new “Electronic Highway” designed by Westinghouse Electric, in the Ford Motor Company Research and Engineering facility in Dearborn, MI. A technician can be seen in the control booth where he can observe the car along with the dynamometers readings.
The four foot in diameter drums attached to the dynamometer, have heavy weights which can bee seen attached to their sides. They are added to introduce the inertia element needed and the weight was calculated by Ford engineers.
Abarth himself piloted this Franco Scaglione-designed Bertone-bodied Fiat Abarth 750 to take the a number of various records at Monza. A series of such streamlined record cars followed over the next decade or so, including the couple seen in the photo below.