The Fiat AS.2 was an Italian 12-cylinder, liquid-cooled V engine designed for the 1926 Schneider Trophy contest held at Hampton Roads, Virginia, the AS.2 featured separate steel cylinders and cast aluminium alloy cylinder heads. The starting point for the Italian engine was the earlier Fiat A.22. The 'S' in AS stood for 'Spinto' (thrust). A weakness of the engine was its magnesium alloy pistons, a new engineering material at the time. Many pistons were holed. Despite the engine's technical problems it was successful at the Schneider Trophy event, winning on 13 November 1926, with a second AS.2 powered aircraft placing third.