Have you ever wanted to own a record-setting hydroplane powered by Ferrari F1 V-12 engine? Well, here’s your chance because the 20.5-foot 1953 Timossi-Ferrari ‘Arno XI’ Racing Hydroplane is up for sale at auction and can be heard in this Feature Flick. The famous maritime vessel is powered by a twin-supercharged 4.5-liter Ferrari Tipo 375 F1 V-12 engine with twin four-barrel carburetors that’s good for more than 600 horsepower.
Weighing in at just under 1764 pounds, chassis no. G.P. 52/1 set the record for the 800-kg hydroplane class on October 15, 1953 at 150.19 mph—which it still holds today. The famous hydroplane has been restored to its original condition and is up for bid from RM Auctions Inc. It is estimated to sell for somewhere between $1.3 and $1.9 million. An extensive historical file, including a copy of the record-setting certificate, declaration from Ferrari Classiche as to the authenticity of the V-12 powerplant, and Nando Dell’Orto’s original racing logbook are included in the sale, according to the auction house.
The Ferrari V-12 engine emits an intoxicating sound under load and can be heard in the video below, despite the added musical score.
Source: RM Auctions, YouTube