We have pretty much run every single video that has ever been created featuring the amazing Beast Of Turin. That’s the massive 28-liter Fiat race car that Englishmen Duncan Pittaway spearheaded the restoration/recreation on. Yes, we used the word restoration in there. Many people forget that this is not a straight up recreation. The car is built on the original chassis. Many of the other parts had to be made or sourced but the chassis itself is the original car. That to us means that there is certainly a resto element in this thing. Regardless, it is amazing and anything with a 28-liter four banger in it is BangShifty as hell.
Proving just how cool a guy he is, Pittaway has driven this car seemingly all over jolly ‘ol England, he has taken it to the Goodwood festivals, run it up the hill, and driven it home and now he’s actually wheel to wheel racing the monster! The footage you will see features Pittaway competing at the 75th Goodwood Members Meeting which was run on the Goodwood Motor Circuit in England. He was in a class of pre-war cars that were all pretty bad ass and while some were quicker around the course than his, we don’t think any of them had the menacing presence the Beast did!
The impressive things for us are (a) just how fast he’s actually going, (b) the fact that he is up and down shifting this thing with anger, and (c) just how freaking fast he is going! The huge drive chains are flapping around on both sides, he’s hanging half way out of the thing, and the huge engine is chuffing away. We love the soot on the hood by the exhaust outlets, proving that yes the car does get used and abused regularly.
This is fantastic stuff.