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Overview

Ferrari 860 Monza - 1956

1956

860 Monza

A development of the 750 Monza, the 860 Monza used a bigger displacement, 3,431 cc version of the four-cylinder engine in the run up to the arrival of the new V12s. After a rather low key debut at the Tourist Trophy, it was sent to the US where Phil Hill drove it to victory at Nassau. An improved version, driven by Collins and Musso, also went on to take second and third in the Mille Miglia behind the new 290 MM. The 860 Monza brought the era of the four-cylinder engine to a close and marked the channelling of the company’s engineering efforts back into the V12.

Specifications

V4 Engine

Type front, longitudinal in-line four
Bore/stroke 102 x 105 mm
Unitary displacement 857.98 cc
Total displacement 3431.93 cc
Compression ratio 8.5 : 1
Maximum power 206 kW (280 hp) at 6000 rpm
Power per litre 82 hp/l
Maximum torque -
Valve actuation twin overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
Fuel feed two Weber 58 DCOA/3 carburettors
Ignition two spark plugs per cylinder, two coils
Lubrication dry sump
Clutch multi-plate
Frame tubular steel
Front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension de Dion, twin radius arms, transverse leaf spring, telescopic shock absorbers
Brakes drums
Transmission 4-speed + reverse
Steering worm and sector
Fuel tank capacity 160 litres
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 860 kg (dry)
Top speed 260 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -