Last week we showed you an awesome 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB racing at Goodwood. We talked about a car worth 10s of millions of dollars being beaten on and driven in the way that Enzo Ferrari planned on them being used when they were built more than 50 years ago. It was awesome. Well, this is better. Now we take you inside the same car as driver Emanuel Pirro hauls around the same course you saw him on from the outside last week. The engine’s scream, the gated shifter’s occasionally tricky operation, the slow traffic he has to weave around, and the amount of steering inputs he has to throw in will have you loving this video.
The car sounds more violent inside than it does outside. We’re not sure how to explain it but the noise inside the car has more of an edge to it than the stuff you hear coming out the exhaust at the rear of the car. It’s more mechanical sounding and raw as well. How cool is the view from the driver’s seat? The two humped fenders give the driver a great sense of of how wide the car is and where the wheels are, right?
Just like the exterior video, we’re impressed with how hard these guys are racing. There are a few times that you would not have been able to slide a sheet of paper between the font or sides of the Ferrari and the cars’s racing! The slow guys are generally courteous in waving faster machines around but we have to believe that on an open track with no back markers to deal with, this cat and mouse game between the Jag and the Ferrari would be even more intent and certainly faster.
You don’t have to like this video but if you don’t you are wrong!