General data  
Grand Prix season/s 1949 – 1952
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 011F – 013F + ?
Number produced 3
Technical Specifications  
Chassis Steel tubular frame, two oval longitudinal chassis beams
Length 3685 mm
Width 1400 mm
Height 1025 mm
Wheelbase 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. 140 litres
Body material Aluminium
Type 166 FL – front Engine
Number of cylinders V12 – 60°
Displacement 1995 ccm
Bore and stroke 60 x 58,8 mm
Camshaft 1 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 DO3C, 1 Roots compressor type Supercharger, approx. 2,1 bar charging-air pressure
Maximum power Approx. 310 hp – 7.000 rpm
Gearbox 5 gears + rev.
Clutch Single disc clutch
Engine weight
Director of Gestione Sportiva
Design engineer/s
  011F,  013F,  ?,
Good to know:

  • Chassis from 125 F1 with long wheelbase
  • Engine from 166 F2
  • First race: Peron Trophy 1949, Palermo Park Buenos Aires
    1st place: Alberto Ascari
    2nd place: Juan Manuel Fangio
    3rd place in: Luigi Villoresi