General data  
Year/s of production 1952
First test 3 January 1952: Road test between Maranello and Formigine
VIN 0156 ET
Number produced 1
Design Alfredo Vignale
Manufactured by Alfredo Vignale
Technical specifications  
Chassis 225ED? – Steel tubular frame, oval cross section, welded cross beams (crosswise) ?
Wheelbase 2400 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double delta wishbones, transverse leaf springs, Houdaille shock absorbers
Rear suspension Rigid axle, half elliptical longitudinal leaf springs, double trailing links, Houdaille shock absorbers
Front track 1300 mm
Rear track 1320 mm
Front tyres 5 x 16 in., Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking
Rear tyres 6 x 16 in., Borrani wheels with wired spokes and central locking
Front brakes Hydraulically operated aluminium drum brakes
Rear brakes Hydraulically operated aluminium drum brakes
Kerb weight Approx. 900 kg
Body material Aluminium
Body type Sport Coupé – two seats
Type Modified 212 Export engine – Type 212E – Colombo front engine
Number of cylinders V12 – 60°
Displacement 2953 ccm
Bore and stroke 73 x 58,8 mm
Camshaft 1 overhead per cylinder bank
Valves 2 per cylinder
Compression ratio 9:1
Ignition Magneto ignition, 2 magnetos
Lubrication Forced feed lubrication
Maximum power Approx. 230 hp – 7.500 rpm
Maximum torque
Carburettor 3 Weber twin carburettors, type 36 DCF
Gearbox 5 gears + rev.
Top speed Approx. 230 km/h


Good to know:

Short Racing History:

  • Mille Miglia winner 1952: Racing drivers: Giovanni Bracco/Alfonso Rolfo, no 611, Time: 12 hours, 09 minutes, 45 seconds
  • 24 Hours Le Mans 1952: Racing drivers: Alberto Ascari/Luigi Villoresi, no 62, retired