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Driving the Perfectly Musical Ferrari 212

Submitted by on June 23, 2015

Ferrari 212 Barchetta

Take a few minutes and spend them with the effusive Chris Harris getting to know an absolutely stunning Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta by Touring. You’ll want to make sure you have your finest headphones or speakers around for this one!

“This is the Ferrari 212 Barchetta dream! Open roads, a 2-and-a-half-litre 160 horsepower V12 yowling away in front of me. I mean, the grin doesn’t lie.”

Is this the dream life? Banging around the Italian countryside in one of the country’s great sports cars, listening to its most stirring of songs? The only way to improve on the scenery to gaze at the lovely lines of the Ferrari underneath you; its understated interior and shapely bonnet beckoning you further down the road.

If it isn’t, I can’t think of what is!

“I’ve got about a hundred and sixty horsepower, and I haven’t got much grip. Which is just perfect!”

In the video, Chris Harris goes for a spin in the Ferrari, reveling in the twists and turns of the Italian hills, before heading back to the workshop to get to know the car and its history. As good as the drive is, the chat is equally engaging and interesting.

Make sure turn it up for the good bit with the engine noise around four and a half minutes in!

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