Starting a 28.5-Liter Fiat Engine after 100 Years Is a Magical Moment

It is known as “The Beast of Turin” and it was brought back to life by Brit Duncan Pittaway, who managed to reconstruct the land speed record car using parts from the only two vehicles ever made.

He married the original chassis of a Fiat S76 found in Australia with the surviving engine from the other car located in the UK. Built in 1910 with the specific purpose of breaking the land speed record, the Fiat S76 was powered by a gigantic 28.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 290 hp.

For the past ten years, Duncan Pittaway has been restoring the Fiat S76 to its original specification, and the moment of truth was obviously when he had to start the engine. It’s a glorious moment that was thankfully caught on camera for all of us to see.

Scroll down to hear the fantastic sound of the mechanical giant awaken after a century of silence.

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  • Sergio Carranza

    I need a ringtone out of that sound!

  • Hellfire Damnation Started

    I just love the gentleman with the hat expression at the 1:37 – 1:39 mark as he looks so genuinely enthused about the project.

  • dinn

    I am just wondering what sort of mpg it gets 🙂

    • ChrisInIL

      Wouldn’t it be gpm? 🙂

  • ChrisInIL

    Absolute beauty. I thought for sure the car would start to spin around the motor, with the way it torque-twisted on startup.

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