Year: 1955
Road Racer

In the '50s, Moto Guzzi used its vast race-engine experience to create this masterpiece. The water-cooled screamer displaced only 500cc, had four camshafts, and eight baby carbeuretors. It produced 78bhp and powered the faired V8 to around 175mph, which was a colossal speed back then. Unfortunately, engine failures were common and the program was hugely expensive to run, so in 1957 Guzzi decided to can the V8.