The Ferrari F333 SP

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Ferrari F333 SP – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari F333 SP

Ferrari F333 SP – Photo Gallery

Ferrari F333 SP – Technical Specifications

Ferrari F333 SP – Registry & Videos

Ferrari F333 SP – Key Details

Ferrari F333 SPDetail
Launched: 1994
Engine: V12 – Rear Engine
Power: 478 kW (650 hp) at 11,000 rpm
Torque: 441 Nm (45 kgm) at 9000 rpm
Top Speed: 230 mph
0-62 mph (0-100 kmh): 3.3 secs
Replaces: TBC
Fiorano Lap time: TBC
Did you know: TBC

The Ultimate Guide to the Ferrari F333 SP

FERRARI 333 SP – AN EPIC FEAT OF ENGINEERING

Above all else, Ferrari’s 333 SP sports prototype car is an impressive piece of machinery. Sure, it enjoyed many successes on the track in various sports car racing series, but the real accomplishment is the fact that this car remained competitive enough to race for an incredible 9 years. In a world where even production cars struggle to remain competitive after 5 years, this accomplishment is nothing short of legendary.

A STRING OF CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR THE 333 SP

The 333 SP’s track accomplishments had to be heartening for Ferrari, having been away from sport car racing for 20 years. During its first (partial) season in 1994, the 333 picked up several wins, including taking the top two spots at Road Atlanta in its first-ever race. Due to its late start, however, the 333 SP failed to win the championship. The results from the 1995 season were even more encouraging: First place honours in 5 of that season’s races secured the maker’s championship as well as the driver’s championship for Fermin Velez. After a couple of disappointing years, the car received a refresh for entry in the 1998 FIA Sportscar Championship. It would go on to win every single race that year. It would win the Championship again in 2001, although not by as wide of a margin. The 333 SP wound up bringing home constructor’s championships for three seasons and driver’s championships for five of the seasons between 1995 to 2001.

THE 333 SP WAS A JOINT EFFORT

Ferrari can’t take all the credit for the car’s success, however, as they contracted some of the work out. The transmission, suspension, and bodywork, for example, were all supplied by Dallara, an Italian company renowned for its racing expertise. Ferrari, however, built the engine in-house; a modified version of the 4.0-litre V12 out of its 641 F1 car. In this configuration, the mighty naturally-aspirated V12 produced a staggering 650 horsepower. This engine would prove to be one of the most reliable race engines of its era, a major reason for the car’s dominant performance on track. The 333 SP’s final appearance in competitive racing came in 2003 at the 500 km of Monza. That the car remained so competitive for nearly 10 years is a testament to its phenomenal engineering.

Ferrari F333 SP – Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: RM Sotheby’s

Ferrari F333 SP – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h3.3 s
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed228 mph / 368 km/h
Engine
TypeV12
Overall displacement3997 cm3
Max. power output*478 kW (650 hp) at 11,000 rpm
Max. torque*441 Nm (45 kgm) at 9000 rpm
Dimensions & Weight
Length4569 mm
Width2000 mm
Height1025 mm
Dry weight**860 kg
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

Ferrari F333 SP – Registry & Videos

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