Sunday 1st January 1933
The Pierce Silver Arrow concept car designed by Phillip O. Wright was launched at the New York Automobile Show. The car caused an absolute sensation, with a futuristic design, spare wheels hidden behind the front wheels, a wide-degree angle V-12 and a top speed of 115 mph (185 km/h). Five production models were built, but they resembled a more typical Pierce-Arrow and lacked many of the unique features shown in New York.[further explanation needed] Only three Silver Arrows exist today.