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.

Pictures & Gallery

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Specs & Performance

submitted by Richard Owen
type Racing Car
built at Maranello, Italy
body stylist Dino Ferrari
coachbuilder Scaglietti & C.
engineers Aurelio Lampredi
production 10
engine Type 111 Inline-4
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain Gear-Driven DOHC, 2 Hairpin Valves per Cyl
fuel feed 2 Weber 45 DCOA/3 Carburetors
displacement 1985 cc / 121.1 in³
bore 90 mm / 3.54 in
stroke 78 mm / 3.07 in
compression 9.2:1
power 126.8 kw / 170.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 85.64 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 236.11 bhp per tonne
body / frame Aluminum Panels over Tipo 510 Tubular Steel Chassis
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Borrani Wires
front tires 5.25×16
rear tires 6.00×16
front brakes Hydraulic Drums
rear brakes Hydraulic Drums
steering Worm & Wheel
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Transverse Leaf Springs, Hydraulic Dampers
r suspension De Dion Type w/Transverse Leaf Springs, Hydraulic Dampers
curb weight 720 kg / 1588 lbs
wheelbase 2248 mm / 88.5 in
front track 1276 mm / 50.2 in
rear track 1276 mm / 50.2 in
transmission Rear Mounted 5-Speed Manual
tran clutch Dry Double Plate
gear ratios 2.60:1, 1.93:1, 1.455:1, 1.098:1, 1.00:1
final drive 3.92:1
top speed ~250 kph / 155.3 mph