The Alfa Romeo 33SC12 Makes a Furious Flat-12 Noise

With this car, Alfa won every round of the 1977 World Sportscar Championship. It sounded amazing doing so, too.

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In 1977, Alfa Romeo dominated the World Sportscar Championship, winning all eight races with this, the 33SC12. It sounded incredible doing so.

The 33SC12 used a 3.0-liter flat-12 designed by Alfa and Ferrari legend Carlo Chiti. In its standard trim, it made around 500 horsepower at 11,500 rpm, but equipped with two turbochargers, it made around 640. The 33 featured here has the naturally aspirated engine, which arguably sounds better.

Alfa's flat-12 eventually made its way into a handful of Brabham Formula 1 cars, including "Fan Car," but its greatest success came in the Tipo 33. You're going to want to turn this one up, folks.

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