Behold: the 1952 Ferrari Arno XI Hydroplane – developed to set the speed record in the 800kg class by Cantieri Timossi and the Ferrari Scuderia F1 team.

Fitted with a race-prepped Grand Prix engine adapted to burn methanol, the 502bhp speedboat driven by Achille Castoldi set a 150.49mph (242.2km’h) record that still stands today.

Currently undergoing a complete restoration by Ferrari Classiche, it’s available to buy (complete with full documentation, hundreds of period photographs, handwritten notes from Ferrari’s engineers, and a copy of the U.I.M. record certification that attests to Castoldi’s 1953 speed record.)

Price on application

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