Yes, we know what you’re thinking: a Ferrari V12 engine that costs $6,000, but doesn’t work?

Pass.

While it’s true that car owners looking to make use of this V12 engine will be bitterly disappointed, those who appreciate a nice of work of art will be as thrilled to know that this handcrafted, wooden replica of the V12 engine in the Ferrari 365GTB will be quite an addition to what we imagine to be a wide array of fancy-schmansy art collections.

Admit it, even if you have no use for this, you can’t help but be impressed by the incredible detail and hand craftsmanship this wooden engine has. From the springs, to the screws, to the cylinders, and even the Ferrari name, the artist behind this work of art left no stones unturned to make it look as close to the real thing as possible.

And just to give you a better idea of how he stayed true to his work, this wooden engine is the same size and weight – around 50 lbs – as the real deal.

The Ferrari V12 wooden engine replica is being sold at a ’Buy it Now’ price of $6,000 on Ebay. If you’re interested, best take action as soon as possible before somebody beats you to it.

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Source: Ebay

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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2 comments:

  (386) posted on 10.29.2010

V12’s are no longer popular because of the enormous frictional losses involved (this is why there are virtually no V12’s in racing anymore). Ferrari’s spec of the V12 is a "traditional" use, more for it’s history with the marque not because it’s the best engine type for the application (they’d DEFINITELY use a V8 if that was the requirement).

  (206) posted on 10.27.2010

"this wooden engine is the same size and weight...as the real deal."

Uh, 50lbs is in no way close to the 450-500lbs of the real deal.

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