|Ferrari 333sp Via: Timedot|
When the Ferrari is mentioned, we think of the booming Formula One. Well, others may think something different – maybe Ferrari racecars like possibly the Ferrari 250 and its ilk. Wait, that’s not all –there is the Ferrari FXX K but you know what, it’s not about either of those – we are talking of the Ferrari 333SP!
What about it?
Reports have it the Ferrari didn’t build 333SP’s chassis. Yes, you hard it right -Dallara an Italian company did the job. The startup was then -highly regarded for building everything to do with chassis and maybe Ferrari wanted the best from a specialist and it got (in fact, it’s the same company that built IndyCar to Formula chassis). And the engine? That’s was the work of Ferrari engineers.
The engine makes
Derived from the design of V12 engines, 333SP’s engine is a 4.0 liters mill. Talk of noise -the racecar is an absolute screamer, but in terms of speed, it won six straight races in the 1990s F1 Championship. Records show that it squeezes 650 horsepower per liter, crazy –an old car guzzling up all that fuel? Yes- unfortunately. Well, the car can hit a sky-high 11,000 RPM (without turbocharge-on) at that same consumption rate –which, is quite okay if you expected some speed in return.
Talk of the compression ration –13:1, which is not impressive, compared to the modern race engine, but imagine that range in the 1990’s -it was amazing!
If you are old enough, I bet you remember the eminent 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race? And if you were not there, you’ve gotten a hind such a race existed and know what? The Ferrari 333SP won the race. That sounded delicious to the onlookers, especially the aficionados of the brand.
The Monza Race
The 333SP exhibited a remarkable straying forte during racing. It’s exhilaration is faster and the vehicle has a weight good enough to keep the momentum steady on flat land. Unfortunately, at the 2003 500 km of Monza, the V12 powered Ferrari didn’t manage to complete the race. The Judd V10 took the completion by storm –but still, the defeated long-time-road king offered completion.
The future of Ferrari 333SP
While the machine is regarded old, expect to see rich guys running around with it, now that the car has again resurfaced in the list of the once respected muscle cars. It goes without saying that the vehicle may face modifications to make it more compatible with current road standards and NTSA expectations.
Guys with old and parked 333SP will want to have the body paint redone, the windshield wiped or replace if it cracked along storage -and possibly pet poops to be washed away. Brakes fluid systems will need cheek ups while the transmission oil will require replacements –not to mention the most import fluid: the engine oil replacement. As in, ideally, the Ferrari –for its design and unique deliciousness: it’s a perfect muscle car to drive around the city if someone intends to attract public attention.
Folks with the model but don’t want to use it are also up for a ripe market. We can expect the Ferrari 333SP to sell for a few more dollars than expected.