1956 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
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|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|
|top speed||~280 kph / 174.0 mph|