Monday, November 5, 2007

"Il Tempo Gigante" replica

In response to EH's post on the subject.
After the film "Flåklypa Grand Prix" was finished, they decided to build a full size replica of the car "Il Tempo Gigante" to promote it. In the film we are given a walkthrough of the car's capabilities by its inventor Reodor Felgen:

"Il Tempo Gigante has two engines, one up forward packing twelve cylinders, which at 11 000 revs develops 800 brake horse power. This in turn starts the turbine engine at the rear, with its octagonal carburetor ignition, which gives an extra kick of about 1200 hp at 18000 revs. Jointly these two engines will produce a boost guaranteed to register 5.3 on the Richter scale.

Special equipment includes radar, which provides continuous information on camber and curve radius and unforeseen incidents en route. The TV screen mounted on the dashboard gives the driver a clear picture of rivals disappearing astern. Other extra features a wind-gauge and a trip-counter, compass and barometer, echo-sounder and two speedometers, a peep-sight and rotary hydro-valves, as well as a blood bank with Rhesus plus and minus, and a dash of blue blood, should any aristocrat happen to get in the way."

And here a host of a norwegian tv-show gets to drive the car of his childhood dreams. (In norwegian, but worth watching).

Bonus video: Some noise.

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