1940→1940 AAC Tipo 815

This was the first AAC, and the first car made by Ferrari. It was composed of mostly Fiat parts. Although this was a real “Ferrari”, Enzo Ferrari was restrained by Alfa Romeo to not call it a “Ferrari.” It was named after its 8 cylinder 1.5 liter engine from the Fiat 508. The only 815 that is still intact is chassis 815/021.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
production years 1940 – 1940
coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring
engineers Enrico Nardi
production 2
succeccesor 1947 Ferrari 125 Sport
engine Fiat Straight-8
position Front, Longitudinal
fuel feed 4 Weber 30DR2 Carburettors
displacement 1496 cc / 91.54 in³
power 53.7 kw / 72 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 48.13 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 115.2 bhp per tonne
curb weight 625 kg / 1378.13 lbs
top speed ~170 kph / 105.57 mph
key drivers Lotario Rangoni, Enrico Nardi, Alberto Ascari, Giuseppe Minozzi
race victories None