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Overview

1956

410 S

The 410S marked a return to the 12-cylinder theme, which had remained dear to Enzo Ferrari’s heart. A dual ignition V12 of almost 5000 ccs fed by three Weber 42DCZ/4 carburettors was mounted on a very light chassis with a wheel base of just 2500 mm while a De Dion axle controlled the rear wheels. Two 4101S’s debuted at the Buenos Aires 1000 Km, but sadly were forced to retire whilst leading the race when their axle shafts snapped. One of the two prototypes was then sold to John Elgar in the United States where it went on to win a whole host of local races.

Ferrari 410 S - 1956

Specifications

V12 Engine

Type front, longitudinal 60° V12
Bore/stroke 88 x 68 mm
Unitary displacement 413.58 cc
Total displacement 4962.96 cc
Compression ratio 8.5 : 1
Maximum power 250 kW (340 hp) at 6200 rpm
Power per litre 69 hp/l
Maximum torque -
Valve actuation single overhead camshafts per bank, two valves per cylinder
Fuel feed three Weber 42 DCZ/3 carburettors
Ignition single spark plug per cylinder, two coils or twin plugs and 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 5-speed + reverse
Steering worm and sector
Fuel tank capacity 195 litres
Front tyres 6.00 x 16
Rear tyres 7.50 x 16
Type two-seater spider
Length -
Width -
Height -
Wheelbase 2420 mm
Front track 1455 mm
Rear track 1450 mm
Weight 1200 kg (with liquids)
Top speed 280 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -