Since the re-introduction of turbos in Formula 1, Ferrari have taken their time to come to grips with the new engines. It was much the same some 35 years ago when turbos first came to fore in F1. With the 126 C2, Ferrari had crafted a winner. It featured a Dr. Harvey Postlethwaite designed chassis and a 600 bhp, twin-turbo V6 engine. With Didier Pironi and Gilles Villeneuve, the team also, arguably, had the best line-up in the paddock. Despite ultimately winning the constructors' trophy, the year of promise quickly turned very sad with Villeneuve's fatal accident at Zolder, followed by Pironi's career ending crash at the Hockenheimring. Of the seven cars built for the 1982 season, only the featured example has survived. We captured it earlier this year at the Modena Trackdays, where it was demonstrated one final time before it was shipped to its new owner in the Far East.
Another rare Ferrari Grand Prix car we saw in action this year was the 340 F1 of 1950. Originally powered by a supercharged version of the Colombo-designed 'short-block' V12, it embodies Ferrari's shift from supercharged to naturally aspirated engines, which ultimately led to the first Grand Prix victories in 1951. Powered by an interim 4.1-litre V12, this car never competed in a World Championship round but was raced by Alberto Ascari and Piero Taruffi in minor events. It was eventually sold to South America but resurfaced in the 1970s. The rare 340 F1 has since been owned by the same Dutch family and was raced at the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort in August.
Of a more modern vintage is the Ferrari F40 GT, which was built by Michelotto for the Italian GT Championship. Although visually not quite as extreme as the F40 LM and muzzled by restrictors, these were proper racing cars and won the Italian GT Championship in 1993 and 1994. Among the featured examples is the 1993 championship winning car, which claimed victory in eight of the nine rounds it competed that year.

Enjoy the links:

1982 Ferrari 126 C2 - Images, Specifications and Information

1950 Ferrari 340 F1 - Images, Specifications and Information

1991 - 1992 Ferrari F40 GT - Images, Specifications and Information