This is an original Ferrari 3000 (044/1) V12 Formula 1 engine from the 1995 season, it’s listed as having been fitted to a 1995 Ferrari F412 T2 F1 car, a model driven by both Jean Alesi and Gerhard Berger.
The F412 T2 F1 car would be the final Formula 1 car to win a race with a V12 engine, and the final F1 car to be fitted with a V12.
The engine itself was an evolved version of the previous season’s V12, though now with a capacity of 3000cc rather than 3500cc due to new regulations.
Ferrari engineers stuck with the same basic architecture, a 75º V12 with 48 valves, double overhead cams per bank, a Magneti Marelli digital electronic injection, natural aspiration, and a block and heads made from a lightweight alloy.
In its highest state of tune the engine was said to be capable of 760 bhp, however during normal race conditions it was producing closer to 700 bhp. Despite its power output the engine tipped the scales at just 132 kgs or 291 lbs, and it sent power back to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential transmission.
Above Image: The Ferrari 3000 (044/1) V12 is said to be capable of 760 bhp in its highest state of tune, and it weighs only 132 kgs.
Every now and then we do see these come up for sale, they’re mostly used as display pieces now however with the right engineers onboard there’s no reason they couldn’t be put back into action.
The engine you see here is being sold out of Giuseppe Neri’s private collection, he was friends with Enzo Ferrari and his collection boasts a slew of remarkable Ferrari pieces.
It’s due to roll across the auction block on the 6th of February with a price estimate of between €70,000 and €80,000. It comes affixed to a steel display stand, and the stand has a plaque affixed to the front of it.
If you’d like to read more about this engine or register to bid you can click here to visit the listing on Artcurial.
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