The Fiat S76, better known as the "Beast of Turin," was built to break records. It's a proper monster from the dawn of the motoring era more than 100 years ago.
Power comes from a 28.5-liter four-cylinder engine, meaning that each pot has more displacement than a 2015 Corvette Z06. The massive mill is good for 300 horsepower, and when the ferocious Fiat hit 116 mph to earn the one-mile land speed record in 1911, it might as well have broken the sound barrier.
While underway, it looks like a battleship firing a full broadside, produces as much smoke as a forest fire, and sounds like the end of the world. If the Buick GNX is Darth Vader's ride, the "Beast of Turin" is Lucifer's.
This newly restored behemoth was on display at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. But the real news happened back in March, when the car moved under its own power for the first time in more than a century. Fortunately, cameras were rolling for the trip.
The Beast's owner, Duncan Pittaway, took Goodwood patriarch Lord March for a ride up the famous hill, and the footage is as spectacular as you'd expect.
Somehow, we neglected to post this video when it initially surfaced. Thanks go out to reader Brian Santo for reminding us to share it. Enjoy.