General data  
Grand Prix season/s 1949
Racing drivers Alberto Ascari, Luigi Villoresi, Raymond Sommer, Dorino Serafini, Giuseppe Farina, Peter Whitehead, Giovanni Bracco, Franco Cortese, et al.
Race numbers Various
VIN span 014 C – 018 C
Number produced 3
Technical Specifications  
Chassis Steel tubular frame, two oval longitudinal chassis beams
Length 3685 mm
Width 1400 mm
Height 1025 mm
Wheelbase 2160 mm Grand Prix Monza 1949: 2380 mm
Front track 1278 mm
Rear track 1250 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double wishbones, transverse leaf springs, Houdaille lever-type shock absorbers
Rear suspension Floating axle with traction struts, transverse leaf springs, Houdaille lever-type shock absorbers
Front tyres 5.50 x 16“
Rear tyres 6.50 x 16“
Tyres Pirelli tread tyres
Wheels Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking
Front brakes Hydraulically operated aluminium drum brakes
Rear brakes Hydraulically operated aluminium drum brakes
Weight Approx. 700 kg
Fuel tank Approx. 120 litres Grand Prix Monza 1949: 140 litres
Body material Aluminium
Type Front Engine
Number of cylinders V12 – 60°
Displacement 1496,8 ccm
Bore and stroke 55 x 52,5 mm
Camshaft 2 overhead per cylinderbank
Valves 2 per cylinder
Valve control Valve springs
Compression ratio 6,5:1
Lubrication Dry sump
Ignition Single ignition, 2 magnetos
Fuel management 1 Weber twin carburettor, type 40 DO 3C and 2 Roots compressors Grand Prix Monza 1949: 2,5 bar charging-air pressure, 2 Roots compressors
Maximum power Approx. 260 hp – 7.500 rpm Grand Prix Monza 1949: 280 hp – 8.000 rpm
Gearbox 5 gears + rev.
Clutch Single disc clutch
Engine weight
  14 C, 16 C, 18 C
Good to know:

  • S/N 014 C: 1st place Grand Prix Italy – Monza, Alberto Ascari