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Ferrari 333 SP Help?

From 1994 to 2000, which year possessed the best 333 SP? (Based on torque, top speed, horsepower,etc.) Thanks!
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From 1994 to 2000, which year possessed the best 333 SP? (Based on torque, top speed, horsepower,etc.) Thanks!
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Not smart enough to answer that. IIRC, the first 9 or 15 had 5-speed sequential gearboxes and the initial oil flow was redone. The Michelotto series have the 6-speed box.
The redline ( No rev limiter! Be careful! ) is 11,750rpm for the motor. Top end speed depends on gearing ( eg, same car might have gearing to max at 185mph for one track then switch gears to do 220 at another track ) as well as how much drag you get from nose configuration and size/ angle setting of rear wing ( I have seen 3 different rear wings on 333SP's ). Takes moments to pull off the nose and replace it.
Mosport is a short track compared to Road America, for example. Ron Fellows of Pratt-Miller Corvette fame ( Daytona, LeMans... a real superstar ) was on pole and won Mosport in the 1990's in a 333SP but I seem to remember that top speed at that track's straights was less than 180mph even in his hands. So, he'd use lower gearing for that track.
Best sources would probably be David Seibert who literally wrote THE book on the 333SP ( highest recommendation for your library ), as well as Jeff Allison, former editor of Prancing Horse magazine.
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I had dinner with a gentleman who raced the 333 SP back in 1995 recently. He still remembers how great the engine sounded.
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And that is with ear plugs as well as a helmet, Boxer.
Had to pull into the pits once because an ear plug became dislodged. That 4 litre V-12 is just behind your left shoulder.
Your F-50 motor, unmuffled, would be similarly deafening.
Even outdoors at a concours, hearing protection is strongly recommended if the motors are fired up. Given the cars of which I am already aware that should be at FCA 2013, ear plugs/ muffs are most strongly advised.
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A 333 SP has just come up for sale privately in the US. Let me know if anyone is interested.
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post #7 of 11 Old 03-30-2013, 06:06 AM
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Please give details. Just got everything together after Michelotto did our motor rebuild and awaiting warmer weather here to go out on track.

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Please give details. Just got everything together after Michelotto did our motor rebuild and awaiting warmer weather here to go out on track.

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