Ferrari may be synonymous with cars, but did you know they also built a hydroplane inspired by Achille Castoldi in the early 1950s? That’s right, Castoldi persuaded then Ferrari racing drivers Alberto Ascari and Luigi Villoresi to influence Enzo Ferrari to supply him with a 4.5-litre, V12 Ferrari engine. That engine was then installed in a Timossi three-point racing hydroplane hull. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Dupont Registry is currently selling this gem, complete with its Grand Prix winning 4.5L V12 engine generating 550+ horsepower capable of hitting 150.49 mph. This hydroplane has been completely restored and certified by Ferrari Classiche. The buyer will also receive the U.I.M. record certification that confirm Achille Castoldi’s 1953 speed record.