TG.com rides shotgun in Fiat’s 21.7-litre demon
Behold, the aircraft-engined 1908 ‘Mephistopheles’, built to break records and scare humans
Posted: 20 Jun 2011
Satisfied that the ol' girl was safe to hit some serious speed, Ernest and his team decamped to France in Arpajon in 1924 to compete against Rene Thomas and his Delage V12 (packing 350bhp) for the land speed record. Ernest rocked up to the start line and began the arduous task of firing up the Fiat SB4. And it's here we take our story back to the future...