General data  
Grand Prix season/s 1953
Racing drivers Piero Carini, Umberto Maglioli
Race numbers Various
VINs 01 + 02
Number produced 2
Presentation Grand Prix Italy 1953
Technical Specifications  
Chassis 511 – Steel tubular frame with longitudinal chassis beams
Length 3988 mm
Width 1427 mm
Height 1020 mm
Wheelbase Approx. 2095 or 2160 mm
Front track 1278 mm
Rear track 1250 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double delta wishbones, transverse leaf springs, Houdaille lever-type shock absorbers
Rear suspension De Dion rear suspension, transverse leaf springs, Houdaille lever-type shock absorbers, double trailing links per side
Front tyres 5.25 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 bimetal drum brakes
Rear brakes Hydraulically operated bimetal drum brakes
Weight 590 kg
Fuel tank Approx. 180 litres, 2 fuel tanks mounted on the sides
Body material Aluminium
Type Lampredi in-line engine
Number of cylinders 4
Displacement 1997,1 ccm
Bore and stroke 93 x 73,5 mm
Camshaft 2 overhead
Valves 2 per cylinder
Valve control Valve springs
Compression ratio Approx. 13:1
Lubrication Dry sump
Ignition Double ignition, 2 magnetos
Fuel management 2 Weber horizontal double cross-flow carburettors, type 52 DCOA-3
Maximum power Approx. 180 – 190 hp – 7.200 rpm
Gearbox 4 gears + rev.
Clutch Multi disc clutch
Engine weight
Director of Gestione Sportiva Nello Ugolini
Design engineer/s Ferrari
Engine Aurelio Lampredi
Good to know:

  • Ancestor of the 553 F1 Squalo
  • Engine from 500 F2 with different bore and stroke
  • First and only race: Grand Prix Italy – Monza – Piero Carini: Retired – Umberto Maglioli: 8th place