If you thought the video of the Arrows starting up after 12 years was cool, then check out this beautifully shot video of the Fiat S76 starting up for the first time in over a century.
The Fiat S76 was built in 1911 to try and break the land speed record, which at the time was 125mph. In order to do this, ‘The Beast of Turin’ had an absolutely colossal 28.3 litre engine producing 300bhp through a chain to the rear wheels. You’d have to be a special kind of crazy to drive it at over 100mph now, let alone 100 years ago.
So, what does a 28.3 litre engine with no exhausts look like when it’s starting up? EXPLOSIONS. LOUD NOISES AND EXPLOSIONS.