1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II


1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II

1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II

After producing 18 Mondials in 1953/4, Ferrari updated the design with a new engine and front suspension.

All the Series II cars had bodies by Scaglietti & C which were longer and more flowing than the Series I cars.

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In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeRacing Car
built atMaranello, Italy
body stylistDino Ferrari
coachbuilderScaglietti & C.
engineersAurelio Lampredi
production10
engineType 111 Inline-4
positionFront Longitudnal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainGear-Driven DOHC, 2 Hairpin Valves per Cyl
fuel feed2 Weber 45 DCOA/3 Carburetors
displacement1985 cc / 121.1 in³
bore90 mm / 3.54 in
stroke78 mm / 3.07 in
compression9.2:1
power126.8 kw / 170.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output85.64 bhp per litre
bhp/weight236.11 bhp per tonne
body / frameAluminum Panels over Tipo 510 Tubular Steel Chassis
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeBorrani Wires
front tires5.25×16
rear tires6.00×16
front brakesHydraulic Drums
rear brakesHydraulic Drums
steeringWorm & Wheel
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Transverse Leaf Springs, Hydraulic Dampers
r suspensionDe Dion Type w/Transverse Leaf Springs, Hydraulic Dampers
curb weight720 kg / 1588 lbs
wheelbase2248 mm / 88.5 in
front track1276 mm / 50.2 in
rear track1276 mm / 50.2 in
transmissionRear Mounted 5-Speed Manual
tran clutchDry Double Plate
gear ratios2.60:1, 1.93:1, 1.455:1, 1.098:1, 1.00:1
final drive3.92:1
top speed~250 kph / 155.3 mph