Love towards classic cars is not new, however, when a person loves them so much that he dedicates his entire life to the cause things become rather amusing to say the least. Extreme love will get you this – 1920s aircraft powered machines capable of reaching some astonishing speeds and never ever running out of torque. This is a short story about British car enthusiasts who turned their incredible love for classic cars in a hobby many admire.
The easiest way to put what we are talking about here into perspective press play and listen to 1913, 1915, 1920 built cars and their engines sourced from WWI planes. Yes, you have read that right – these cars have engines directly taken from the aircraft’s of the era. How powerful their graul is best shown by the reactions of the passers in this small rural town in the UK.
Goodwood Road & Racing (we’ve seen this before on the event) is announcing something epic for this year’s show with cars like this most probably gracing the stands and the roads of the Goodwood. These beasts are powerful machines and they prove their excellence through their performance which is considered good even by today’s standards. Some of them, despite the size, suspension and awful aerodynamics, are still capable of achieving an incredible top speed of 120 mph. Of course, do not expect some crazy power figures from any one of them, but the torque is there. The biggest, integrated into the 1905 Fiat Isotta Fraschini, has insane 3.000 lb-ft of torque and everything goes to the back via a chain drive. Top speed – 127 mph.Tags: Cars, Classic, Classic Cars