Ferrari’s record-breaking V-12-powered race boat is for sale

Mercedes-AMG has its branded Cigarette boats, and Honda builds outboard engines, but no automaker has a watercraft quite like this Ferrari V-12 hydroplane, dubbed Arno XI. Built in the 1950s to chase a speed record, it’s now for sale through DuPont Registry.

First spotted by Road & Track, the Arno XI was developed in-house by Ferrari in partnership with speedboat racer Achille Castoldi, who pitched the idea directly to Enzo Ferrari. The goal was to sett a world speed record in the 800-kilogram class.

Castoldi bought a 4.5-liter V-12 for the project, but Enzo had it replaced with a racing engine from the Scuderia Ferrari stable. It produced 550 to 600 horsepower in race tune, according to the listing. The engine was installed in a hardwood hydroplane hull, designed to skim over the top of the water at speed.

The Arno XI went on to set the

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How the Citroën 2CV Revolutionized Post-War France

Here in the U.S., it’s safe to say the Volkswagen Beetle is the quintessential poster-car representing affordability and simple, no-frills transportation from the 20th century. No surprise there, considering the People’s Car is a global icon, straddling the strange intersection between antiquated, utilitarian, and charming, and selling a monumental 21-million cars before the original Beetle’s discontinuation in 2003.

However, in France and a handful of other countries, the center of that Venn diagram is occupied by the fabulously charismatic Citroën 2CV. Launched for the 1948 model year, the 2CV—or deux chevaux–distilled the idea of what’s necessary for basic transportation down to an elemental level. For many in post-war France, the round little Citroën made owning reliable transportation a reality, making the 2CV monstrously popular during its 42-year production history. When the final 2CV left the factory floor in 1990, Citroën had built more than nine-million examples.

So, to

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