March 3, 2014
Mysterious radial engined race car.
Our man in Monaco came a cross this odd racer with an eight cylinder radial engine mounted behind the driver. From the color one could venture it might be French and one would guess overheating issues with it must be just shy of Red Bull RB10 levels.
The only other "widely" know radial engined race car was the 16 cylinder 1935 Monaco Trossi, which, while fast in a straight line had the interesting tendency of not wanting to turn at the end of straights. Putting the engine in the middle would solve the polar moment bit and laying it flat certainly lowered the center of gravity...
I'm sure one of you out there knows the whole story