Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fiat Mephistopheles 1923 21.700cc

Fiat "Mefistofele"

Original 1907 £2500 project for Sir George Abercromby, with an SB4 Corsa chassis and 4 cylinder 18000 engine.
After the explosion of the engine in 1922, Sir Ernst Elridge bought the remains for £25 and decided to stretch the chassis by 50cm and use a Fiat airplane engine.

Fiat Mefistofele 1923 specs:

21.706cc 6-cylinder in-line engine, overhead camshaft, 24 valves, 4 Solex carbs
5:1 compression ratio, 320hp at 1800 rpm, max speed 320km/h

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