The Fiat S76 once held the record of being the fastest car on the planet. It set the land speed world record way back in 1910, over 100 years ago!
This iconic ancient sports car has a monster 28.5L petrol engine and one of themhas been started up for the first time in over 100 years. The British car enthusiast Duncan Pittaway has just realised a long held dream of restoring one of these cars and getting the engine started. Check out the video below to hear the rip roaring sound of this classic engine.
When this car broke the land speed record back in 1910, it achieved a speed of 116mph and the only two Fiat S76 vehicles ever produced had remained dormant in two separate parts of the world, up until now. Pittaway used the chassis of the vehicle which was in Australia and the engine of the other which Fiat owned themselves, to achieve his goal.
Just getting the engine started was an amazing achievement in itself and Duncan and his team should take a lot of credit for managing this. When you think that it doesn't have a starter motor and must be done manually, it makes you thankful for modern cars.
It would be great to see this car actually being driven, but we are not sure if that will happen or if it is anywhere near achieving such a feat. Would you love to see this car in action? Share your thoughts in our comments box below.
Watch the video below of the Fiat S76 engine being fired up for the first time in over 100 years:
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