Due to differences in the calculation of fiscal horsepower, the cars were given different names.
the 7CV became the Light Twelve
the 11CV became the Light Fifteen or in long wheelbase version the Big Fifteen
and the 15CV became the Six Cylinder or Big Six
British Tractions differed from their French contemporaries, not only
in name and right hand drive steering but also in terms of finish, 12
volt Lucas electrical system, Smiths instruments, wooden dashboards,
Connolly leather interiors, chromed grills and a choice of colours
other than black. `Ces gens-lŗ ne font rien comme tout le monde'
Slough proposed fairing in the
and lowering the headlights on the
Traction to increase the locally sourced component count (and thereby
reducing the amount of import duty) but Paris was not impressed. One
such car, a Big Six (or 15CV)