Under the direction of Mauro Forghieri, Ferrari developed a new flat-12 engine for 1970. This horizontal “boxer” layout allowed for a very low center of gravity while allowing a clear airflow beneath the rear wing. To minimize frictional losses the crankshaft revolved in 4 main bearings. Derivatives of this unit was to power Ferrari for the next decade.
Five cars were built for the 1970 season. Jacky Ickx returned to Ferrari as number one driver taking over for Chris Amon who left for March. The start of the season saw Jochen Rindt take a commanding lead but his tragic death at Monza left the title undecided. A late season charge by Ferrari and Ickx saw the red cars start from the front row in seven straight races. Having won at Austria, Canada and Mexico the Belgian’s title chase came up short when he suffered a broken fuel pipe at Watkins Glen.
This is an Official Product and we are Official Supplier of Ferrari during the most important international car shows and World Premiere. MR Group is also making the models for Ferrari Contact Plan, the exclusive service that creates models in 1:43 scale with the same colors and features of the cars bought by Ferrari customers since serveral years. MR Group models are also sold in the Ferrari Store all over the world.