Win Your Local Track Day With This Race-Ready V-10 Formula 1 Car

This 1998 Benetton has had its 700-horsepower 4.0-liter V-10 freshly rebuilt. You can own it.

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Duncan Hamilton Rofgo

Tired all of those high-horsepower Corvettes and GT3 Cup cars constantly passing you at your local track day event? Well, this car could be the key to solving your problems. It's a real, actual Formula 1 car built and raced by Benetton for the 1998 season. It's just had its engine rebuilt, and now, it's up for sale. You should buy it.

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This F1 car, B198 chassis #02, was raced new in 1998 by Giancarlo Fisichella, achieving a highest finishing position of second place in both the Monaco and Canadian Grands Prix. It's powered by a 4.0-liter Judd V-10 engine making over 700 horsepower. Getting power to the wheels is the original Benetton-designed pneumatic paddle-shift gearbox. According to the seller, the engine recently underwent a fresh rebuild, and the car is ready to run at any event you bring it to. I think it goes without saying, but you'd probably need a team of people to operate it in any capacity.

Judging by the pictures provided, the car looks to be in good condition, with its original livery and sponsorship stickers still present. The ad doesn't specify if any spares like extra wings or tires or included, but we'd hope there's at least a few to offset the cost of new parts should you slide into a wall and damage something.

The car is , a dealer in the UK. Unsurprisingly, there's no price listed. Considering how few Benetton F1 cars exist, we'd bet it's not cheap.

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