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  Ferrari 500 F2
 

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1952 - 1953
Numbers built:Six works and five customer cars
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 28, 2009
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Engine
Configuration Straight 4
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction light alloy block and head
Displacement 1,985 cc / 121.1 cu in
Bore / Stroke 90.0 mm (3.5 in) / 78.0 mm (3.1 in)
Compression 12.8:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed 2 Weber 45 DOE Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 170 bhp / 127 KW @ 7,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 86 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on tubular chassis
Front suspension double wishbones, transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, lever arm shock absorber
Rear suspension DeDion axle, twin-trailing arms, transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, lever arm shock absorber
Steering worm-and-sector
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 560 kilo / 1,235 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,990 mm (157.1 in) / 1,400 mm (55.1 in) / 1,050 mm (41.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,160 mm (85 in) / 1,270 mm (50 in) / 1,250 mm (49.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.3 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1952 Swiss Grand Prix (Piero Taruffi in 3)
1952 Belgian Grand Prix (Alberto Ascari in 5)
1952 French Grand Prix (Alberto Ascari in 5)
1952 British Grand Prix (Alberto Ascari in 5)
1952 German Grand Prix (Alberto Ascari in 5)
1952 Dutch Grand Prix (Alberto Ascari in 5)
1952 Italian Grand Prix (Alberto Ascari in 5)
1953 Argentine Grand Prix (Alberto Ascari in 5)
1953 Dutch Grand Prix (Alberto Ascari in 5)
1953 Belgian Grand Prix (Alberto Ascari in 5)
1953 French Grand Prix (Mike Hawthorn in 1)
1953 British Grand Prix (Alberto Ascari in 5)
1953 German Grand Prix (Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina in 4)
1953 Swiss Grand Prix (Alberto Ascari in 5)

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