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Ferrari 333 SP

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Ferrari 333 SP

By Terry O’Neil
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19.5x21cm • 128 pages • 146 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845847-58-6

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• The 333 SP; the first prototype sports car produced by Ferrari for 20 years
• Reveals the history of a car built specifically for use by privateers
• Shows the ongoing development of the car by racing teams
• Achieved instant American race success during 1994
• Won the IMSA World Sports Championship in 1995
• An account of each race event entered by the 333 SP
• Includes comprehensive race results from 1994 to 2003
• Never before published colour photos
• Profiles of the prolific 333 SP drivers


Designed by Ferrari’s Mauro Rioli, with British race car designer Tony Southgate, the Ferrari 333 SP contested a variety of sports car championships, both in America and Europe, from the IMSA World Sports Car Championship, to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.


This book details the origin and racing history of the Ferrari 333 SP. Uniquely, none of the 333 SP models were entered into races by Ferrari itself. The cars were built specifically for customer use; a purchase price of $900,000 included two spare engines and race technical support supplied by Ferrari engineers. A total of 40 cars were built; the first four by Ferrari, the remainder manufactured by Dallara & Michellotto using Ferrari engines. All of the cars were sold to, and race entries made by, privateer teams.
From 1994, the cars contested the IMSA World Sports Car Championship, the United States Road Racing Championship, and the American Le Mans Series, at circuits throughout North America. In 1997, the cars also featured in the Europe-based International Sports Racing Series, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Two years later, the Doran-Lista team installed a Judd V10 engine into its 333 SP, with the aim of increasing power and improving fuel efficiency.
In all, from the 126 races entered, 47 victories were claimed by the 333 SP.

Independent Reviews

… covers just about everything you would want to know about the F333 SP ... An excellent reference, FERRARI 333 SP is worth far more than its modest price and just the thing for those who love the F333 SP. 

Prancing Horse

Should be part of every Ferrari Library.

This easy, fast-paced read is great for endurance racing fans.
Auto Express

Covers every significant outing, with spotlights on key drivers.
Classic & Sports Car

Easily accessible and very readable ... Recommended.

THIS, THE LATEST in Veloce’s WSC Giants series, is arguably the best yet.

As a racing record of Ferrari's 'customer' sports prototype, both in words and pictures, [the book is] pretty comprehensive.

A very interesting read.

It is a good book ... there is nothing else out there which chronicles the cars history, and it does it in detail.

This handy size paperback ... packed with a comprehensive history and 146 photographs, goes to show that many good things come in small packages.
Ferrari Magazine

In terms of the sheer information on an often overlooked machine, there's very little in print to touch it.
Motor Sport

A dramatic if bittersweet story.
Classic Cars

Additional Information

Covering the period 1993-2003, this book relates to the history and outstanding achievements of the Ferrari 333 SP in the hands of privateers.

The subject matter about the prototype car is unique because of the way in which the car was used.

Includes the technical specification of the car, on-going developments to update the car and the event results achieved with this model.


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