When Mercedes-Benz took the World Sportscar Championship in 1955 on the shoulders of Stirling Moss and the 300 SLR’s victories in the 1955 Mille Miglia, the RAC Tourist Trophy, and the Targa Florio, Ferrari was none too pleased. After all, Ferrari had won the championship both of the two prior years. Something had to be done. For 1956 Ferrari brewed up a challenger to ensure victory at the Mille Miglia and beyond—the 290 MM.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/10/22/the-290-mm-brought-v-12s-back-to-ferrari-racing