General data  
Grand Prix season/s 1955 – 1956
Racing drivers Mike Hawthorn, Maurice Trintignant, Jose Froilan Gonzalez, Umberto Maglioli, Giuseppe Farina, Luigi Villoresi, Eugenio Castellotti, Paul Freré, Piero Taruffi, Harry Schell
Race numbers Various
VIN span 555/01 – 555/04
Number produced 4
Technical Specifications  
Chassis 511 – Steel tubular frame with longitudinal chassis beams
Length 3988 mm
Width 1427 mm
Height 1020 mm
Wheelbase 2135 mm or 2160 mm
Front track 1278 mm
Rear track 1250 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double delta wishbones, coil springs, Houdaille lever-type shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension De Dion rear suspension, transverse leaf springs, Houdaille lever-type shock absorbers, double trailing links per side
Front tyres 5.50 x 16“
Rear tyres 7.00 x 16“
Tyres Englebert 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 600 kg
Fuel tank 2 fuel tanks – mounted on the sides, approx. 180 litres total tankage
Body material Aluminium
Type 119 S – Lampredi in-line engine
Number of cylinders 4
Displacement 2497,6 ccm
Bore and stroke 100 x 79,5 mm
Camshaft 2 overhead
Valves 2 per cylinder
Valve control Valve springs
Compression ratio 13:1
Lubrication Dry sump
Ignition Marelli double ignition, 2 magnetos
Fuel management 2 Weber horizontal double cross-flow carburettors, type 58 DCOA3
Maximum power Approx. 250 – 270 hp – 7.400 rpm
Gearbox 5 gears + rev.
Clutch Multi disc clutch
Engine weight
Director of Gestione Sportiva Nello Ugolini
Design engineer/s Ferrari
Engine Aurelio Lampredi
  555/01, 555/02, 555/03, 555/04
Good to know:

  • 4th place Drivers World Championship 1955 by Maurice Trintignant with 11,33 points, includes one victory with 625 F1 – S/N 0208 – Grand Prix Monaco
  • 5th place Drivers World Championship 1955 by Giuseppe Farina with 10,3 points
  • No Grand Prix victory for the 555 Super Squalo in 1955 and 1956