General data  
Grand Prix season/s 1956 – 1957
Racing drivers Peter Whitehead
Race numbers Various
VINs 555/Fl 9001 and  555/Fl 9002
Number produced 2
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 129 S – Lampredi in-line engine
Number of cylinders 4
Displacement 3421,2 ccm
Bore and stroke 102 x 104 mm
Camshaft 2 overhead
Valves 2 per cylinder
Compression ratio 8,5:1
Ignition Double ignition
Lubrication Dry sump
Maximum power Approx. 320 hp – 5.800 rpm
Vergaser 2 Weber twin carburettors, type 58 DCOA/3
Gearbox 4 gears + rev.
Director of Gestione Sportiva Nello Ugolini
Design engineer/s Ferrari
Engine Aurelio Lampredi
Good to know:

  • Chassis from 555 F1 Super Squalo, modified 857 S engine
  • S/N 555/1 and 555/2 renumbered to 555/Fl 9001 and  555/Fl 9002
  • Cars were bulit for Formula Libre and Tasman race series
  • Peter Whitehead bought the cars and raced them with great succsses