28.5-litre Fiat S76: The Beast of Turin (Video)

Here is a very cool that video I came across which shows some of the build and first firing of the Fiat S76 land speed record car in 100 years. At over 28 litres this was the biggest of the pre WW1 monsters (and the biggest car engine ever built) – engine design changed a lot thereafter.

We love the fact that with no exhaust as such we’re treated to the sight of the aftermath of internal combustion shooting straight out of the exhaust ports while the whole car shakes violently. Bear in mind that in its day the S76 was reputed to be putting out around 300bhp and that all that power was transmitted to the axle by way of chains …

If you’d like to see the car up close, it’s rumoured to be attending the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed.  Can’t wait to see it in action.

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