Flat Out: 1971 Ferrari Daytona sings a 12-cylinder power ballad


When Ferrari introduced the production-model 365 GTB/4 for 1968—after the car swept the podium at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1967 and earned the nickname “Daytona”—it was the world’s fastest production car. Maranello factory reps touted a top speed of 173 mph.

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The sound the V-12 Ferrari makes is incredible. At about 4500 it changes from a good sounding potent engine to a wild animal. It goes thru this transformation and just screams and the rate of acceleration and the sound will give you goose bumps. Every time. If you like machinery you’ll never get tired of it.