225 S

Ferrari continued with its development of two absolute jewels at this particular time: the two V12s designed respectively by Gioachino Colombo and Aurelio Lampredi. Columbo’s touch was still very much in evidence in the 225 S’s engine, although the improvements made to it were entirely the result of Lampredi’s research, particularly the strikingly innovative and efficient design of the intake manifold and the distribution. A number of examples were built using Gilco’s “Tuboscocca” (tubular semi-monocoque) chassis design, while the bodywork bore witness to the artistry of Touring and Vignale, both at the height of their creativity at that time.

Ferrari 225 S - 1952

Accurate selection of the best shots of the 225 S in high definition. The photo gallery shows the distinctive features of this model Ferrari in 1952, focusing on the details and the most important parts.


V12 Engine

Type front, longitudinal 60° V12
Bore/stroke 70 x 58.8 mm
Unitary displacement 226.28 cc
Total displacement 2715.46 cc
Compression ratio 8.5 : 1
Maximum power 154 kW (210 hp) at 7200 rpm
Power per litre 77 hp/l
Maximum torque -
Valve actuation single overhead camshaft per bank, two valves per cylinder
Fuel feed three Weber 36 DCF carburettors
Ignition single spark plug per cylinder, two coils
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, twin semi-elliptic springs, hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes drums
Transmission 5-speed + reverse
Steering worm and sector
Fuel tank -
Front tyres 5.50 x 16
Rear tyres 6.00 x 16
Type two-seater berlinetta, spider
Length -
Width -
Height -
Wheelbase 2250 mm
Front track 1278 mm
Rear track 1250 mm
Weight 850 kg (dry)
Top speed 230 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h -
0-400 m -
0-1000 m -