1955 Ferrari 735 LM
In 1955, Ferrari’s faith in four and 12-cylinder cars began was under question by Lampredi who designed a 6-cylinder engine. The body and chassis was similar to that from the Mondial Series II.
The first six-cylinder was raced at the 1955 Buenos Aires 1000km in January. Known as the 376 S, 280 bhp was possible from the 3.7-liter engine. After Piero Trauffi won the Giro de Siclia, the cars were outfitted with a 4.4-liter engine that was one of most powerful in 1955.
Called the Tipo 121, the 4.4-liter engine was capable of 360 bhp. Fed by 58mm Weber carburetors, three of these engines were fitted into cars for the 1955 season. Eugenio Castellotti drove a 735 LM at the Mille Miglia.
All three 735 LMs were sent to the 24 Hours of Le Mans
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|built at||Maranello, Italy|
|valvetrain||DOHC 2 Valves / Cyl|
|fuel feed||58mm Weber Carburetors|
|displacement||4412 cc / 269.2 in³|
|bore||102 mm / 4.02 in|
|stroke||90 mm / 3.54 in|
|power||268.5 kw / 360 bhp @ 6000 rpm|
|specific output||81.6 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||423.53 bhp per tonne|
|driven wheels||Front Engine / RWD|
|front brakes||Hydraulic Drums|
|rear brakes||Hydraulic Drums|
|curb weight||850 kg / 1874 lbs|
|wheelbase||2400 mm / 94.5 in|
|front track||1278 mm / 50.3 in|
|rear track||1284 mm / 50.6 in|