Back in 1911, Fiat was looking to take the landspeed record away from the German-built Blitzen Benz. To do this, the automaker constructed a radical racercar called the S76, otherwise known as the ‘Beast of Turin’, which boasted a huge 28.3-liter four-cylinder engine that produced about 300 horsepower and propelled it to a top speed of 135 mph.
The two Fiat S76 chassis built were eventually lost, however one Edwardian-era car enthusiast, Duncan Pittaway, managed to track down a chassis and an engine separately and get the S76 running again. He recently participated in a race for Edwardian-era cars during the Goodwood Members’ Meeting in his S76, wowing the motorsports-crazed crowds in attendance as he lapped the road course in the vintage grand-prix car.
Pittaway and his Beast of Turin were recently the subject of a Goodwood-produced YouTube video filmed while he was participating in the Members’ Meeting. Check it out embedded above to hear Pittaway’s thoughts on wrestling the Beast around the winding Goodwood circuit and to see some footage of the car in action.