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1956 Ferrari 625 LM

When the 1958 LeMans regulations limited displacement of the prototype catagory to 2.5 litres, Ferrari fit three old cars with the inline-4 from the 625 F1.

At the same time, Touring added a full-width windscreen, fog lights and an scoop on the hood near the driver.

Unfortunately, the three cars did not have enough power to match Jaguar at Le Mans.

These cars were the last Ferraris bodied by Touring of Milan and featured some uncharacteristic wheel arches.

1956 Ferrari 625 LM

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Racing Car
built at Modena, Italy
coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring
production 3
engine Inline-4
valvetrain DOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement 2498 cc / -1.0 in³
bore 94 mm / 3.7 in
stroke 90 mm / 3.54 in
compression 9.0:1
power 167.8 kw / 225.0 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output 90.07 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 321.43 bhp per tonne
driven wheels Front Engine
front brakes Hydraulic Drums
rear brakes Hydraulic Drums
steering Worm & Wheel
curb weight 700 kg / 1543 lbs
wheelbase 2250 mm / 88.6 in
front track 1308 mm / 51.5 in
rear track 1250 mm / 49.2 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
top speed ~250 kph / 155.3 mph