Introduced in 1970 as the successor to the Ferrari 312, the Ferrari 312B featured a rear-mounted flat-12 engine and was developed under the guidance of Mauro Forghieri. At the time, FIA rules mandated a front wing fixed directly to the chassis, and the car sported the iconic #27 between its canards or wings.
The Ferrari 312B marked a significant improvement over its predecessor, winning four Grand Prix races in its debut season. With a top speed of ~320 km/h, it quickly became a fan favorite, and its development continued through the 1970s.
Today, the #27 on the Ferrari 312B remains an iconic symbol of Ferrari’s racing heritage, and the car is regarded as a masterpiece of design and engineering.
The most elegant car in Formula 1.Jacky Ickx
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