Ferrari 166 Inter Sport - 1948


166 Inter Sport

The Tipo 166 two-litre engine spawned a whole range of sports and single-seater models. In fact, the 166 Sport provided a crossover point between the two categories because, as the Ferrari catalogue of the day pointed out, it could be adapted for international races (hence the name Inter) for two-seater and single-seater sports cars. This was possible thanks to the fact that the lights and the mudguards could be attached and detached to suit the rules, making this a multipurpose model.


V12 Engine

Type front, longitudinal 60° V12
Bore/stroke 60 x 58.8 mm
Unitary displacement 166.25 cc
Total displacement 1995.02 cc
Compression ratio 11 : 1
Maximum power 96 kW (130 hp) at 6500 rpm
Power per litre 65 hp/l
Maximum torque -
Valve actuation single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
Fuel feed three Weber 32 DCF carburettors
Ignition single spark plug per cylinder, two magnetos
Lubrication wet sump
Clutch single-plate
Frame tubular steel
Front suspension independent, unequal-length wishbones, transverse leaf spring, hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Brakes drums
Transmission 5-speed + reverse
Steering worm and sector
Fuel tank capacity 75 litres
Front tyres 5.50 x 15
Rear tyres 5.50 x 15
Type two-seater spider
Length -
Width -
Height -
Wheelbase 2420 mm
Front track 1240 mm
Rear track 1240 mm
Weight 630 kg (dry)
Top speed 215 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -