Ernest A

Saturday 12th July 1924

Ernest A. D. Eldridge driving a FIAT Mefistofele in Arpajon, France established a new World Land Speed Record of 145.89 mph (234.79 km/h).The Mephistopheles was created by combining the chassis of the 1908 Fiat SB4 with a 6-cylinder, 21.7 litre (21706 cc) Fiat A.12 aeroplane engine producing 320 PS (235 kW; 316 bhp). This was the last land speed record set on a public road.

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