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
It's intense. It uses four spark plugs per cylinder - because the piston surface area is so massive - weighs 1,800kg, drinks 16kg of oil for the engine, 8kg of oil for the gearbox and uses one litre of fuel for every 500m. It also rides on paper-thin 23s up front and 33in wheels at the back. No wonder Eldridge ‘weaved dangerously' on his first run...