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Overview

Ferrari 275 S - 1950

275 S

1950

The big new Lampredi engine got its first outing in the 275 S sports car at 3322 cc. Two models were built with Touring barchetta bodies and took part in the Mille Miglia held in April 1950.

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During the race, however, they both encountered transmission difficulties due to the very powerful engine they were mounted with. Nonetheless, the engine immediately showed its potential when it was next used in the single-seater for it had really been designed in the first place. In fact, it took Ascari home in fifth position in the Belgian Grand Prix on June 18 of the same year.

Ferrari 275 S - 1950

Specifications

V12 Engine

Type front, longitudinal 60° V12
Bore/stroke 72 x 68 mm
Unitary displacement 276.86 cc
Total displacement 3322.34 cc
Compression ratio 8 : 1
Maximum power 199 kW (270 hp) at 7200 rpm
Power per litre 81 CV/l
Maximum torque -
Valve actuation single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
Fuel feed three Weber 40 DCF carburettors
Ignition single spark plug per cylinder, two coils
Lubrication wet sump
Clutch multi-plate
Frame tubular steel
Front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, transverse leaf spring, hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Brakes drums
Transmission 5-speed + reverse
Steering worm and sector
Fuel tank -
Front tyres 5.50 x 16
Rear tyres 5.50 x 16
Type two-seater spider
Length -
Width -
Height -
Wheelbase 2420 mm
Front track 1270 mm
Rear track 1250 mm
Weight 850 kg (dry)
Top speed 240 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -