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Overview

1957

335 S

The direct descendant of the 315 S, the 335 S made its debut at the infamous 1957 Mille Miglia with Alfonso De Portago replacing an unwell Luigi Musso at the wheel at the last minute. The car was lying third when tragedy struck near Guidizzolo, killing De Portago, his co-driver Edmond Nelson and 14 spectators. The ensuing barrage of protests brought the era of high-speed road racing to an end in Italy. The 335 S also took part in the Le Mans 24 hour, turning in the fastest lap at an average of over 120 mph. In addition to this, it took the first two places at the Venezuelan 1000 km, thus contributing to Ferrari’s victory in the Manufacturers’ World Championship.

Ferrari 335 S - 1957

Specifications

V12 Engine

Type front, longitudinal 60° V12
Bore/stroke 77 x 72 mm
Unitary displacement 335.27 cc
Total displacement 4023.32 cc
Compression ratio 9.2 : 1
Maximum power 287 kW (390 hp) at 7400 rpm
Power per litre 97 hp/l
Maximum torque -
Valve actuation twin overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
Fuel feed six Weber 44 DCN carburettors
Ignition twin plugs, four coils
Lubrication dry sump
Clutch multi-plate
Frame tubular steel
Front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension de Dion, twin radius arms, transverse leaf spring, hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes drums
Transmission 4-speed + reverse
Steering worm and sector
Fuel tank -
Front tyres 6.00 x 16
Rear tyres 7.00 x 16
Type two-seater spider
Length -
Width -
Height -
Wheelbase 2350 mm
Front track 1296 mm
Rear track 1310 mm
Weight 880 kg (dry)
Top speed 300 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -