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Watch A 10,000 RPM Ferrari Flat-12 Shoot Fire

The 3.0-liter era of Formula 1 and endurance racing in the 1960s and ‘70s produced some of the most greatest engines in car history. This Ferrari flat-12 probably isn’t one of them.

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And yet it still screams to 10,000 RPM, shoots flames and puts out a healthy 365 horsepower. That’s about a hundred horsepower down on other F1 engines of the time, but this Ferrari 12 is probably in its more relaxed, more reliable endurance racing trim, as BangShift points out.

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I just love to see this thing turn air and gas into fire. Look at those blue flames!

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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The last 3.0L V12-powered F1 car managed to win a race in its final year at the 1995 Canadian GP. It was also the first and only win for Jean Alesi. It was the last V12 engine in F1, forever.

It ironically ran out of fuel a few feet after crossing the finish line, and Alesi was rescued by a V8 car.