I came across this reel of Piero Taruffi's attempts on his glorious TARF. This clip from youtube actually puts together two different events with different layouts. In the first one the so called "bisiluro" (not to be confused with Carlo Mollino's equally amazing Le Mans racer from 1955) branded "Italcorsa" is equipped with a 4 cyl 1720cc Maserati engine, with two compressors. In the second one the car is equipped with a Gilera Rondine derived plant of only 500cc not compressed, making it the first vehicle of that capacity to break the record of 200km/h. Taruffi was an amazing man and one of the forgotten heroes of motorsport.
Quite an amazing man indeed.