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Earlier in the week, we brought you the news that a stunning example of the Lamborghini Miura SV, with a storied and well-documented history, was going for auction at the end of the month.

What was not mentioned in that article is that Enzo Ferrari ridiculed Ferrucio Lamborghini about the thought of a mid-engined car. In typical Italian fashion, he had his team design and engineer a new car to show the superiority of putting a V12 engine upfront.

That car was the 1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. And thanks to one of our favorite YouTubers, 19Bozzy92, there is a video full of glorious Italian engine noise for you to watch!

The car was engineered to evoke the feeling and handling of classics such as the 250 GTO, with a long bonnet and short cabin. It was so well designed that it was often said that it was just a helmet and some paint away from being a race car.

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione at Imola
Independant throttle bodies on a Ferrari V12 is always a glorious sight

It turned out that that was mostly true, as the 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione came around 3 years later. It competed in European  Group 4 series races, and even made a significant dent in the GT field at Le Mans for multiple years, including winning the GT class outright multiple times.

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione at Imola
Entering the Tamburello chicanes at Imola

So as we head into the weekend, why not kick back, turn up the volume, and listen to a 4.4-liter V12 punching out over 400 HP (in 1971!!!) as it howls around Imola!