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Ferrari 410 Superfast

The car featured above is the original 1956 Paris Paris Show car and its design elements reflect Ferrari’s desire to enter the American market in the fifties. Pininfarina was responsible for the design of the body and they must have been inspired by the Cadillacs of the era. As seen on their Superflow concept produced months earlier, the Superfast was made with prominent rear tail fins. It’s the most famous Ferrari with fins in a group of five or so contenders.

Another unique touch included a cantilever roof removed the need for support pillars on the front windscreen. This has been modified in recent times (maybe due to cracking?).

This car has a derivative of the large displacement Ferrari V12 with 24 plug cylinder heads. With 340hp on tap, this show car not only looks great, it’s a beast. In later years the 500 Superfast revived the name and replaced the series of 410 Superamericas.

Chassis type 514, Chassis 0483 SA, Engine 0483 SA.


See full 1956 Ferrari 410 Superfast Gallery here

Specs & Performance

submitted by Richard Owen
type One Of
engine 410S 24 Plug V12
valvetrain SOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement 4962 cc / 302.8 in³
bore 88 mm / 3.46 in
stroke 68 mm / 2.68 in
power 253.5 kw / 340 bhp
specific output 68.52 bhp per litre
body / frame Steel
front brakes Hydraulic Drums
rear brakes Hydraulic Drums
wheelbase 2600 mm / 102.4 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
top speed ~280 kph / 174.0 mph