What is The Beast of Turin? We are glad you asked. That title was colloquially ...
What is The Beast of Turin? We are glad you asked. That title was colloquially bestowed upon the 1911 Fiat S76, and which was brought into this world to do one thing: break the land-speed record.
The 1909 Blitzen Benz held the record at the time, and Fiat was keen on trouncing the record. And they did it.
The 1911 S76 was able to clock the 135-mph top speed in 1911 with its gargantuan 28.5-liter inline-4-cylinder engine producing around 300 hp. The power of 300 hp in 1911…let that sink in for a moment. And not only does that engine displacement look scary on paper, and it sounds scary, too.
The 28.5-liter spits flames like there is no tomorrow and sounds angrier than the flock of Abarths ever could. The accompanying video makes it clear that the surprising onlookers and scaring traffic are quite easy with the 1911 S76.
The owner of this incredible machine, Duncan Pittaway, decided to awaken the beast for the trip to the Goodwood Festival of Speed after the century of dormancy.
The trip took Duncan Pittaway 150 miles from Bristol to Goodwood, marking the car’s longest trip ever, with just the S76’s beastly noises as the soundtrack.
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