Just look at that sexy engine working away on this 1906 Darracq grand prix car prowling around Australia's Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. That is some hot valve-on-combustion-chamber action. I think I might need to take a cold shower.
This car could have been seen at the inaugural French Grand Prix at Le Mans back in 1906, or just as easily at the once-famous Vanderbilt Cup on Long Island, New York. As for that engine, those are 14.25 liters of four-cylinder fury, each cylinder displacing over three and a half liters. If I keep watching those valves chatter away over those big, gaping cylinders, I think I'm going to have to go take some private time to myself.
Hat tip to: Maxichamp!