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Set the Countryside Ablaze with the Beast of Turin: Fiat S76

Submitted by on April 10, 2015

Beast of Turin

Shatter the peace of the idyllic English countryside around Goodwood in the most magnificent manner as the Beast of Turin returns to Goodwood and is driven for the first time in more than a century.

The Beast is a 1911 Fiat S76 that has been under restoration for the past ten years. It was recently fired up in a moment I don’t think any of us will be forgetting any time soon!

The Fiat S76 was originally a land speed record car, and Fiat built two to chase the record for the flying kilometre and flying mile. They nabbed the flying mile record in 1911 and hit 135 miles per hour attempting the kilometre record but were unable to make the return journey in the allotted time.

This video was filmed when owner Duncan Pittaway brought the car to the Goodwood Hillclimb for its first test drive earlier this year and invited Lord March along for the ride.

It revels in the cacophony of the Fiat’s 28.5-litre, four-cylinder volcano of an engine, capturing the flame spitting, smoke belching majesty brilliantly. Our sincere thanks go out to Stefan Marjoram for putting this marvel to film with such grace!

The Beast of Turin is due to head to the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2015 and will take part in the most beautifully named motoring category I have ever encountered – ‘Earth Shattering Edwardian Leviathans’. The best part? Duncan is planning to drive the Beast to the Festival of Speed from his base in Bristol.

Via Goodwood Road & Racing

Relive the moment it fired up for the first time in a hundred years: FIAT S76 – 28.5 Litres of pure flame spitting glory

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