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 by Richard Owen
type Racing Car
built at Maranello, Italy
production 1
price $ $ 14,500
engine V12
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain SOHC, 2 Valves Cyl
fuel feed 40 DCF/3 Carburetors
displacement 4101 cc / 250.3 in³
bore 80 mm / 3.15 in
stroke 68 mm / 2.68 in
compression 8.0:1
power 208.8 kw / 280.0 bhp @ 6600 rpm
specific output 68.28 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 311.11 bhp per tonne
torque 309.1 nm / 228.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frame Aluminum Body over Steel Tube Frame
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Borrani Spoked Wire
front tires 6.00-16
rear tires 6.50-16
front brakes Drums
front wheels F 40.6 x 15.2 cm / 16.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheels R 40.6 x 16.5 cm / 16.0 x 6.5 in
steering Worm & Wheel
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Transverse Leaf Spring
r suspension Live Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs
curb weight 900 kg / 1984 lbs
wheelbase 2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track 1278 mm / 50.3 in
rear track 1250 mm / 49.2 in
length 4201 mm / 165.4 in
width 1504 mm / 59.2 in
height 1334 mm / 52.5 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
tran clutch Multi Dry Plate
gear ratios 3.157:1, 1.946:1, 1.403:1, 1.000:1, 0.914:1
final drive 4.000:1
top speed ~280 kph / 174.0 mph