You Need A Fireproof Camera For The Beast Of Turin

There are cars with exhausts spitting flames like a Lamborghini Aventador, and there’s the Fiat S76, otherwise known as the Beast of Turin.

TomTom gave the Goodwood team thirteen Bandit action cams to make sure they capture everything that happens at this year’s Festival of Speed, and I believe it’s fair to say that they put them all to good use.


Even if that meant grilling one mercilessly.

The Beast of Turin’s engine is an exciting one not only because it packs just four cylinders with a displacement of 7.1 liters each, but also because that 28.4 liter unit happens to have four valves-per-cylinder with multi-spark ignition and an overhead cam. In 1911, that was as cutting edge as it gets, so Fiat took it apart immediately after her run to avoid any prying eyes.

Of course another way to get insane speeds out of pretty much bare chassis rolling on bicycle tires was using airplane engines. Goodwood had a bunch of those record cars as well, although we all know which was the craziest.

More pre-war cars? More pre-war cars!

Hay bales, hay bales all around.


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