The V12 Engine
In 1957's Sebring 12-hour race Ferrari fielded a team of sports-racers powered by a new generation of four-cam twelves of 3.8 and 4.0 litres, developing up to 390bhp. Potent though they were, they were overmatched that year by Maserati's 450S, though Piero Taruffi drove one to a win in the Mille Miglia. This was destined to be the last Mille Miglia, for a sister car crashed late in the race, killing its occupants and nine spectators.
From Chapter 9: Grand Prix Glories