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Celebrating Ferrari At 70: A Definitive Guide Of The Ferrari V12

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The Engine That Made Ferrari

The year 2017 is the 70th anniversary of Ferrari and throughout the year already there have been celebratory events and plenty written about the automotive legend.


None more so than this exhaustive history lesson by JBR Capital, where they delve into the history of the V12 engine and how it made Ferrari. This guide was recommended via an email (nearly lost among the spam) and after checking it out I agreed that it's well worth sharing.

We thought we’d put together another definitive guide, this time to the legendary V12 engine. There’s an awful lot to talk about, so we’ve tried to cover it from all angles – factual, historical, mechanical and cultural. We very much hope you enjoy it, and if so don’t forget to share it with your fellow enthusiasts.

And they're not kidding when they say "there's an awful lot to talk about" as there is so much about Ferrari within this that even fans of the famous marque might learn something they never knew before. There are some brief times where it strays away from talking about the V12 specifically, but that can be forgiven because of the knowledge that is being gifted upon us when it does happen.



From learning why Ferrari’s cars were named what they were at the start, its racing history, cultural impact through the celebrities who have been owners, print media that have featured and compared them, and the cars that have become icons themselves through TV shows and film. This is a great way to join in with the Ferrari 70 celebrations and get informed about one of the biggest automotive legacies ever. It will take some time to go through completely, but it's worth it.


Volvo_Ferrari_Classic-ad.jpgThanks Nathan Soulier for the tip!

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