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It was the French who called it the Mefistofele, due to the loud noise created by the exhaust pipes from its powerful engine.

Roaring speed

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The Mefistofele sits on a Fiat SB4 chassis, modified to fit the Fiat A12 bis aircraft engine.

Fiat inside

and out

The Mefistofele's engine is a Fiat A12 bis, designed for reconnaissance aircraft such as the Fiat R2 biplane.

Dare to fly

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Sir Ernest A.D. Eldridge bought an old racing car and an aircraft engine. Then he was ready to set a record.

Sir Record

René Thomas's Delage V12 competed unsuccessfully against Eldridge's Mefistofele in an attempt to break the speed record.

The challenger

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