With the speed at which we’ve seen Ferrari’s progress over the past 20 years, it’s easy to forget about the stallions of yesteryear when we have monsters like the Ferrari 488 to drool over.

Let this video serve as a reminder: Here’s a Ferrari 550 Maranello GT, a race-prepped version of Ferrari’s front-engined V12 grand tourer from 1996, dominating the Cronoscalata del Reventino hillclimb. The speed this thing carries is immense; it’s flat and tackles corners in a way that defies physics. Oh, and the sound. Today’s forced induction Ferraris may be epic, but the sound of this uncorked Italian V12 will make your eyes water. Enough talking, you need to see this thing in action.

Via: Road And Track