Thursday, February 22, 2018

this 1934 Hispano-Suiza 12Y V12 unlimited hydroplane is coming to auction... in case you've got room in the boathouse and a long flat lake

the largest single-engine racing boat built in France in the" unlimited "class was handbuilt by the Chauvière boatyard at Vitry-sur-Seine with a strong double-diagonal mahogany planked hull using thousands of countersunk copper rivets.

2,196 cubic inches - 36 liters - and powered by six Hispano twin-barrel carburetors.


  1. I read 85% of water speed record attempts end in death.

    1. I recall hearing that from The Grand Tour goofballs, and reposting it