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Working alongside famed Kiwi test driver, Bob Wallace. Balboni would eventually become the company’s chief test driver and, on his retirement in 2008, Lamborghini produced a series of 250 Valentino Balboni edition Gallardos — as specified by Balboni, thes
After reading this month’s feature on Auckland’s Citroën van–based barista, readers should have a taste for French roast — so, see if you can identify all these Citroëns.
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his is another in Veloce’s WSC Giants series. In it, Terry O’neill takes a straightforward look at the development and race history of the four-litre V-2 Ferrari sports racer that ran and won on circuits across Europe and, particularly, in the US between 1994 and 2003.
The 333 SP project was largely the brainchild of ‘Mr Momo’ — Gianpiero Moretti. However, after the car found a few buyers in the States and showed it could make some winning performances, support from Maranello picked up — although the car was essentially a vehicle for private-owner teams.
The 333 SPS scored an excellent win at the Sebring 12 Hour and managed victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona, but they never made the grade at Le Mans. Eventually, some 40 cars were built and, by the time it was put out to grass, the model had won 47 races and 12 championship titles: chassis No. 001 even appeared in the Daytona three-hour race in 2002, eight years after it had been built!
O’neill covers each race that saw one or more 333 SPS on the grid, with a short report and an annual results summary. There are plenty of photographs in the book, too, but my only grizzle is that the images and results show only 333 SPS — with good competition coming from Panoz and Riley & Scott in the US and Lola–ford and Courage–porsche across Europe, it would have been good to see some coverage given to the cars the 333 SPS were up against.
Nonetheless, this is a good addition to a valuable series of books.