Watch This Ferrari 643 F1 Car Throw Sparks Around Imola
The V12 tenor throws in plenty of theatrics in this video.
It's hard to have too much Ferrari F1 content on your feed. The racing team has treated us with astonishing machines for longer than any current Formula 1 crew, providing plenty of media to oogle over just like this video. Whether you prefer the days of Niki Lauda or the more modern times of Michael Schumacher, you can't deny the presence that the V12 643 Ferrari had during its peak. A different design and lustful engine make this car conclusively seductive.
Developed as a successor to the problem-prone 642, the 643 was the first to institute Ferrari's raised nose design. This allowed for more airflow underneath the body, transitioning to the extreme aero F1 cars that we see today. Alain Prost and Jean Alesi piloted the car throughout the 1991 season, making way for the coming F92A model.
It was powered by a high-strung 3.5L V12 which made its peak of over 700 horsepower at 13,800 RPM. The naturally aspirated lump was one of the last engines ran in the V12 era of F1, making it an especially memorable powerplant for the series.
There's plenty of classic footage that cover the 643 in its glory days, showing its prowess under the helm of its legendary drivers. Though it may not be the winningest Ferrari F1 car, it'll always stand as one of the most beautiful looking and sounding racers produced by the Scuderia team.
Watch this video as the current owner thrashes it through Imola at high speeds, showing he's not afraid to make some noise and throw a ton of sparks.