Overview

375 MM

1953

The 375 Mille Miglia carried on the Ferrari tradition of naming sports models after the famous Italian road race and was a spin-off of the F1 single-seater, just like its sister car, the 375 America, which was the GT equivalent.

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Ferrari 375 MM - 1953
Ferrari 375 MM - 1953

The engine was based on its F1 counterpart, albeit with a new crankshaft giving a shorter, 68 mm stroke but with a bigger bore for a larger, 4.5-litre displacement. The engine debuted in a 340 berlinetta at Le Mans where it was driven by Ascari and Villoresi. Subsequently Pininfarina built a series of around 10 spiders and a few berlinettas which were mainly fielded by privateers.

Specifications

V12 Engine

Type front, longitudinal 60° V12
Bore/stroke 84 x 68 mm
Unitary displacement 376.84 cc
Total displacement 4522.68 cc
Compression ratio 9 : 1
Maximum power 250 kW (340 hp) at 7000 rpm
Power per litre 75 hp/l
Maximum torque -
Valve actuation single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
Fuel feed three Weber 40 IF/4C or 42 DCZ carburettors
Ignition single spark plug per cylinder, two magnetos
Lubrication wet sump
Clutch multi-plate
Frame tubular steel
Front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, transverse leaf spring, anti-roll bar, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic springs, twin radius arms, twin Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes drums
Transmission 4-speed + reverse
Steering worm and sector
Fuel tank capacity 180 litres
Front tyres 6.50 x 16
Rear tyres 6.50 x 16
Type two-seater berlinetta, spider
Length -
Width -
Height -
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Front track 1325 mm
Rear track 1320 mm
Weight 900 kg (dry)
Top speed 289 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -