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Vintage 1911 Fiat S76 28.4-litre 4-Cylinder In Action

Yes, you read the title correctly: 1911 and 28.4-litre engine. If it’s your first time you hear about this car I suggest you to take a few seconds to read a bit of history right here below.Back in prewar period there was the thought that “bigger displacement is best”, in terms of performance and top speed.

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In fact during those years one of the most significant automotive competition was land speed record which has characterized the emergence of four-wheeled monsters such as the 1905 Darracq 200HP, Fiat Mephistopheles or the Blitzen Benz, that was the fastest veichle and record holder.

The Fiat S76 or Fiat 300HP Record was a car built on purpose to destroy the supremacy of the Blitzen. To do that Fiat decided to put a 28.4-litre 4-cylinder engine (which is still the largest car engine ever produced) that was able to output almost 300hp at 1,900 rpm and push the 1,650 kilo / 3,638 lbs car at a max speed of 290 km/h.

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Only two chassis where made of this monster. After all this attemps one was sold and disapperead and the other was disassembled by Fiat to avoid anyone from the competition purloining its secret.//19Bozzy92