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Timossi-Ferrari Arno XI speed boat

Now that's really friggin cool!

From wiki:
The Arno XI is a hydroplane inspired by Achille Castoldi in the early 1950s and built by Timossi Azzano's Cantieri boatyard located on Lake Como. Castoldi wanted to establish a world water speed record so he 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; the same engine that gave Ferrari his first Grand Prix victory with the Ferrari 375 F1 at Silverstone Circuit in 1951.

Engine modifications:

Castoldi managed to further increase horse power by attaching two superchargers. The result was a 502 bhp speedboat, which he used to hit a 150.19 mph top speed in October 1953 on Lake Iseo. That remains the world speed record for a 800 kg boat till today.



  • Timossi di Azzano three-point racing hydroplane hull.
  • Length: 6,200 mm (245").
  • Beam: 2,470 mm (97.24")
  • Engine: 600+ bhp, 4,493.73 cc Ferrari Tipo 375 F1 V-12 engine with twin superchargers and twin four-choke carburetors.

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