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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1956
Numbers built:4 (One converted from 860 Monza)
Designed by:Scaglietti
Successor:Ferrari 315 S Scaglietti Spyder
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 30, 2015
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Engine
Configuration Tipo 130 60º V12
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction light alloy block and head
Displacement 3,491 cc / 213 cu in
Bore / Stroke 73.0 mm (2.9 in) / 69.5 mm (2.7 in)
Compression 9.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed 3 Weber 36 IR4/C1 Carburettors
Ignition Twin Spark
Lubrication Dry sump
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 315 bhp / 235 kW @ 7,300 rpm
BHP/Liter 90 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium
Chassis elliptical-section tubular steel frame
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension DeDion axle, twin radius arms, transverse leaf spring, hydraulic shock absorbers
Steering worm-and-sector
Brakes (fr/r) hydraulic drums
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Clutch Multi-plate
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 880 kilo / 1,940 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,350 mm (92.5 in) / 1,296 mm (51 in) / 1,310 mm (51.6 in)
Fuel tank 190 Litre (50.2 Gallon US / 41.8 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 6 x 16 / 7 x 16

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.36 bhp / kg
Top Speed 280 km/h (174 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1956 Mille Miglia (Eugenio Castellotti in 0616)
1956 Swedish Grand Prix (Phil Hill / Maurice Trintignant in 0606)
1957 Buenos Aires 1000 km (Masten Gregory / Eugenio Castellotti / Luigi Musso in 0626)

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Resources
Suggested reading
  • Cavallino Magazine (Issue 98)
  • (Issue 162)
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