As a writer for Classic & Sportscar Magazine put it: "In those days there was no speed limit in Italy and the police only stopped you out of curiosity. More often they would gesture you on: 'Avanti, Avanti.' Once, on the autostrada to Venice, I ran it for 4km at its 10,000rpm rev limit in sixth. I clocked it at 180mph. Amazingly, below 150mph there was little engine noise, but past 160 it became really intense inside."