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Gilles Villeneuve's flame throwing Ferrari F1 126 C2 (+video)

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At the beginning of the 1982 Formula 1 season, Canadian Gilles Villeneuve raced an intimidating Ferrari 126 C2, powered by a small, yet very powerful 1.5-litre turbocharged V6 motor.

Harvey Postlethwaite designed the 126 C2 around Ferrari's first aluminum honeycomb chassis.

The car carried some 240 litres of petrol to run a Grand Prix, and the engine produced some 650bhp in qualifying trim and 600 in race trim. It was fitted to a transverse gearbox.

This cool video was shot at Spa-Francorchamps during a meeting of vintage Ferrari F1 cars.