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

typeSeries Production Car
production years1940 – 1940
coachbuilderCarrozzeria Touring
engineersEnrico Nardi
succeccesor1947 Ferrari 125 Sport
engineFiat Straight-8
positionFront, Longitudinal
fuel feed4 Weber 30DR2 Carburettors
displacement1496 cc / 91.54 in³
power53.7 kw / 72 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output48.13 bhp per litre
bhp/weight115.2 bhp per tonne
curb weight625 kg / 1378.13 lbs
top speed~170 kph / 105.57 mph
key driversLotario Rangoni, Enrico Nardi, Alberto Ascari, Giuseppe Minozzi
race victoriesNone