The most beautiful butterflies live just a single day. What many consider the most beautiful of Ferraris, the 330 P4, suffered the same fate. After the P3 was defeated at Le Mans in 1966 by the Ford GT40 – which, it should be remembered, had a 7,000cc engine compared to the Ferrari’s 4,000cc – the P4 was built in Maranello. The harmoniously muscular and compact lines were enhanced by the addition of a number of technical evolutions and a considerable increase in power that took it to 450 horsepower. Its debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona was a good omen with three Ferraris arriving together onto the podium: a P4. A P3/4 (an evolution) and a 412P. Success continued at the 1,000 Km of Monza but, once again, not at Le Mans. However, there was the World Sports-Prototype Title at stake and winning this title became Maranello’s goal. In The Key 2020, which will be available for purchase from 18th December, the dramatic finale and discovery of one of the three magnificent P4s built, recently restored and ready to unleash the rumble of its mighty 450 horsepower V12 engine once again. By the way: back then this was astronomical power… today there are many road cars out there with just as much. But that’s not enough: none of them can get anywhere near the most beautiful butterfly of them all. At this point it’s fair to wonder why such a winning masterpiece like this only survived a single season. Simple: a change in the championship rules. Two were profoundly modified to be used in the American CanAm championship, and the third went to a collector. Today, thankfully, they’re all back to their original glory.