The Beast of Turin Fiat S76

Ms Tree

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It's a 28 liter 4 cylinder engine built in 1911 for the land speed record.  Overhead cams, dual sparks, 4 valves per cylinder and t puts out over 300 hp .... back in 1911.  The guy pulling the crank is one brave SOB. 
 
http://youtu.be/BfYbH7926gk
 
Safety was not a huge concern back then.  Not to worry, they had that covered.  The driver would be ejected (no seat belts) from the car and suffer major brain trauma (no helmets) long before the engine ever came to rest in his lap.  They were thinking ahead.
 

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