1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Spyder


1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Spyder

1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Spyder

The 340 Mexico was a purpose-built racecar intended for the Carrera Panamerica. Three of these cars were built utilizing the Lampredi long bock engine. This engine was first seen in the 340 America having 220 horsepower. Thanks to the DCF3 carburettors setup, the Mexico 340 had 280 horsepower.

Along with the the cars intended for the Panamerica, one additional spyder build and never raced.

1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Spyder Gallery

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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeRacing Car
built atMaranello, Italy
production1
price $$ 14,500
engineV12
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainSOHC, 2 Valves Cyl
fuel feed40 DCF/3 Carburetors
displacement4101 cc / 250.3 in³
bore80 mm / 3.15 in
stroke68 mm / 2.68 in
compression8.0:1
power208.8 kw / 280.0 bhp @ 6600 rpm
specific output68.28 bhp per litre
bhp/weight311.11 bhp per tonne
torque309.1 nm / 228.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frameAluminum Body over Steel Tube Frame
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeBorrani Spoked Wire
front tires6.00-16
rear tires6.50-16
front brakesDrums
front wheelsF 40.6 x 15.2 cm / 16.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheelsR 40.6 x 16.5 cm / 16.0 x 6.5 in
steeringWorm & Wheel
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Transverse Leaf Spring
r suspensionLive Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
curb weight900 kg / 1984 lbs
wheelbase2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track1278 mm / 50.3 in
rear track1250 mm / 49.2 in
length4201 mm / 165.4 in
width1504 mm / 59.2 in
height1334 mm / 52.5 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
tran clutchMulti Dry Plate
gear ratios3.157:1, 1.946:1, 1.403:1, 1.000:1, 0.914:1
final drive4.000:1
top speed~280 kph / 174.0 mph