Chapter 9: Grand Prix Glories

In 1957's Sebring 12-hour race Ferrari fielded a team of sports-racers powered by a new generation of four-cam twelves of 3.8 and 4.0 litres, developing up to 390bhp. Potent though they were, they were overmatched that year by Maserati's 450S, though Piero Taruffi drove one to a win in the Mille Miglia. This was destined to be the last Mille Miglia, for a sister car crashed late in the race, killing its occupants and nine spectators.

From Chapter 9: Grand Prix Glories

Karl Ludvigsen
Karl Ludvigsen

In addition to his motor industry activities as an executive (with GM, Fiat and Ford) and head of a consulting company, Karl Ludvigsen has been active for over 50 years as an author and historian. As an author, co-author or editor he has some four dozen books to his credit. Needless to say, they are all about cars and the motor industry, Karl's life-long passion.

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