The Ferrari 550 GT wasn’t supposed to exist. Ferrari never intended on taking the big, two-seat 550 Maranello racing, however French privateer racing outfit Red Racing did, so in 1999, they set to work on converting the grand tourer to GT3 spec.
We all owe Red Racing a round of applause for getting the ball rolling on the Ferrari 550 GT racecar, because otherwise, the wonderful video embedded above probably wouldn’t exist. It’s of a Ferrari 550 GT tearing up the Reventino Hillclimb in Italy at the hands of racing driver Piero Nappi, wowing the crowds with its absurdly loud 5.5-liter V12 in the process.
Almost every Ferrari ever created emits a symphony of sound from its tailpipes capable of sending chills down your spine, but even among other V12 Ferraris, the 550 GT’s noise is truly something else. Start your weekend off right by drinking in the noise of the 550 GT in the video above.