There were only two Ferrari 412P cars produced, and they wore chassis 0850 and 0848. The 412 P cars were similar to the 330 P3 race car but intended for independent teams such as Scuderia Filipinetti. When Ferrari sold these to their customers they removed the Lucas Mechanical Fuel Injection and replaced it with Weber carburetors. This reduced the overall horsepower output and kept the factory cars more competitive in an effort to capture more points. The factory cars at this time was a P3 with chassis 0846 and three P4's with chassis 0856, 0858, and 0860.
Due to the size of the engines (4-liter) and the limited number of vehicles produced, the 412 P racers were not eligible for races such as Le Mans. Homologation requirements stated that 25 identical cars were needed in order to qualify for racing. Due to the low numbers of P412 produced, the cars qualified for 'Prototype' classes but the 3-liter requirement in 1968 meant the cars would still be sidelined.By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2007
|VOLKSWAGEN APPRENTICES FROM WOLFSBURG PRESENT THEIR GOLF GTI HEARTBEAT WITH 400 PS (295 KW) AT WÖRTHERSEE MEETING|
|40 years of the Golf GTI – 40 years of hearts beating faster:
• Second premiere at the 35th Wörthersee meeting - trainees from Saxony show their Golf R Variant Performance 35 with 350 PS (257 kW)|
Wolfsburg/Maria Wörth, May 4, 2016 – 40 years of the Golf GTI. World premiere on the Wörthersee. Hearts beating faster with anticipation: today, 12 trainees from Volkswagen and Sitech Sitztechnik are presenting their 400 PS (295 kW) Golf GTI Heartbeat in Austria at the internati...[Read more...]
|TOP 10 CARS FOR AUCTION AT COYS AT ASCOT THIS SATURDAY|
|International auctioneers COYS return to the famous Ascot racecourse with more than 50 classic and sports cars going under the hammer at their long-established auction on Saturday 16th April.
Chris Routledge, CEO of COYS, said: 'Ascot promises to be a great auction. Held in the grounds of the Ascot Racecourse, a true British sporting establishment, we have lined up a fine selection of historic and sports cars with everything from Jaguars and Aston Martins to Bentleys and Ferraris.'
Top ...[Read more...]|
|1956 JAGUAR D-TYPE WORKS ‘LONG NOSE' LEADS RM SOTHEBY'S RETURN TO ARIZONA|
|• RM Sotheby's returns to the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa for its 17th annual sale in Phoenix, January 28 – 29, 2016
• Two-day auction presents diverse roster of more than 100 blue-chip automobiles
• Early sports and racing highlights led by a rare 1956 Jaguar D-Type Works 'Long Nose'
• Further information and frequently updated list of entries available online at www.rmsothebys.com
BLENHEIM, Ontario (October 27, 2015) – RM Sotheby's, the world's largest auction house for i...[Read more...]|
|1963 Andre Simon/Lloyd Casner Maserati Tipo 151/2|
|At a time when Maserati's financial picture couldn't have looked more bleak, it would be enticed to build what many would end up considering to be one of their finest sportscars ever. It would even be suggested it could have been one of the greatest of all time if Maserati had had the money to develop it. Unfortunately, the Maserati Tipo 151 forever lives in relative obscurity when it truly deserves to be remembered as much more.
It is often remarked that for a race team to win a championship...[Read more...]|
|EXCEPTIONAL ROSTER OF PORSCHE RACE CARS JOIN THE STARTING GRID FOR RM'S EAGERLY AWAITED MONTEREY SALE|
|RM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, has announced more star consignments for its highly anticipated Monterey sale, August 17–18, in California, this time a remarkable group of Porsches. Comprising twelve examples in total and spanning 48 years of production, the offering is headlined by an exceptional group of racing greats from the sixties, seventies, and eighties. Continuing RM's commitment to present the world's finest automobiles, ...[Read more...]|