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Overview

1956

625 LM

Due to the tragic accident at Le Mans in 1955, the French placed a 2500 cc limit on prototypes for the following year’s race. This meant that the 625LM had to be put together in great haste by boring out the four cylinders of the 2-litre Testarossa engine and replacing the existing carburettors with twin Weber 42 DCOA/3s. Although the 625 LM finished Le Mans in third place courtesy of the Gendebien/Trintignant duo, Ferrari never raced it officially again.

Ferrari 625 LM - 1956

Specifications

V4 Engine

Type front, longitudinal in-line four
Bore/stroke 94 x 90 mm
Unitary displacement 624.58 cc
Total displacement 2498.32 cc
Compression ratio 9 : 1
Maximum power 162 kW (220 hp) at 6200 rpm
Power per litre 88 hp/l
Maximum torque -
Valve actuation twin overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
Fuel feed two Weber 42 DCO/A carburettors
Ignition two spark plugs per cylinder, two coils
Lubrication dry sump
Clutch twin-plate
Frame tubular steel
Front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bars
Rear suspension live axle, twin radius arms, coils springs, hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes drums
Transmission 4-speed + reverse
Steering worm and sector
Fuel tank capacity 140 litres
Front tyres 5.50 x 16
Rear tyres 6.00 x 16
Type two-seater spider
Length -
Width -
Height -
Wheelbase 2250 mm
Front track 1308 mm
Rear track 1300 mm
Weight 730 kg (dry)
Top speed 250 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -