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Video: The Sweet Sounds of the Ligier-Matra JS9

Submitted by on December 16, 2011

Mario Andretti says it all in introduction to this on-board video; “The sound of the Matra engine was just… spectacular. It just sounded like power.”

Jacques Laffite drove the Ligier-Matra JS9 in the second half of the 1978 Formula One season, visiting the podium twice with third place finishes at Jarama and Hockenheimring. This video was taken during practice for the ’78 round at Monza.

The mighty Matra V12 that sat in the JS9 is well loved for its glorious high-horsepower bark. What other musical motors deserve acclaim for their aural achievements?

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