The Ferrari 330 P4 on Petrolicious
Still smarting from losing the Constructor’s International Sports Prototype Championship to Ford in 1965 and 1966 – and, in 1966, watching a trio of Ford GT40s finish 1-2-3 at Le Mans – Enzo Ferrari turned to his chief engineer, Mauro Forghieri, with a simple instruction: win. In world then dominated by Carroll Shelby and Ford’s formidable 7-liter engines, this would be no easy undertaking.
What resulted from Forghieri’s mandate was the 330 P4, arguably the greatest Ferrari endurance race car of all time. Based on the 330 P3 – and almost identical cosmetically – the 330 P4 represented a significant mechanical upgrade from anything Ferrari had run previously and, in 1967, it would return Ferrari to the pinnacle of sports prototype racing.
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