1967 was a very difficult year for Ferrari and the season was marred by the tragic accident at Monte Carlo in which Lorenzo Bandini was killed. The Scuderia’s best results came courtesy of New Zealander Chris Amon who managed third position on the podium on three occasions. His fellow countryman Denis Hulme won the World title, barely beating team boss Jack Brabham.
The new singe-seater was an updated version of the previous season’s car: it was lighter and technically sound but less agile than its English adversaries and asked a lot of the driver. To try to improve its power, the fluid dynamics of the cylinder heads were modified by inverting the inlet and exhaust ports: the inlets were now between the two camshafts of each head and the exhaust ports at the centre of the V. The car made its debut at Monza with four-valve heads.
|Type||rear, longitudinal 60° V12|
|Bore/stroke||77 x 53.5 mm|
|Unitary displacement||249.12 cc|
|Total displacement||2989.56 cc|
|Maximum power||287 kW (390 hp) at 10.000 rpm|
|Power per litre||130 hp/l|
|Valve actuation||twin overhead camshafts per bank, three valves per cylinder|
|Fuel feed||Lucas indirect injection|
|Frame||semi-monocoque, tubular steel chassis with riveted aluminium panels|
|Front suspension||independent, unequal-length wishbones, inboard springs over telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|Rear suspension||independent, upper lever arm, reversed lower wishbone, twin radius arms, co-axial springs and telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar|
|Transmission||5-speed + reverse|
|Fuel tank||capacity 160 litres|