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Overview

Ferrari 340 America - 1950

340 America

1950

The American market was growing with every year that passed and showed great potential for the Maranello marque. In fact, this model, which was actually based directly on the 340 F1, was created specifically to meet the demands of the new breed of owner.

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The V12 had designed by Aurelio Lampredi. The first model, designed by Touring, had lines reminiscent of those of the 166 Barchetta. Interesting versions were also produced by Ghia and Vignale, however, and it was with a Vignale Berlinetta, that Gigi Villoresi won the 1951 Mille Miglia.

Ferrari 340 America - 1950

Specifications

V12 Engine

Type front, longitudinal 60° V12
Bore/stroke 80 x 68 mm
Unitary displacement 341.80 cc
Total displacement 4101.66 cc
Compression ratio 8 : 1
Maximum power 162 kW (220 hp) at 6000 rpm
Power per litre 54 hp/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 dry sump
Clutch single-plate
Frame tubular steel
Front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, transverse leaf spring, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic springs, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes drums
Transmission 5-speed + reverse
Steering worm and sector
Fuel tank capacity 135 litres
Front tyres 6.40 x 15
Rear tyres 6.40 x 15
Type spider, berlinetta, coupé, 2+2 or two-seater
Length -
Width -
Height -
Wheelbase 2420 mm
Front track 1278 mm
Rear track 1250 mm
Weight 900 kg (dry, berlinetta)
Top speed 240 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -