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General data  
Grand Prix season/s 1957
Racing drivers Eugenio Castellotti, Maurice Trintignant, Peter Collins, Luigi Musso, Mike Hawthorn, Cesare Perdisa, Alfonso de Portago, Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips
Race numbers Various
VIN span 0005 - 0012
Number produced 7
Presentation -
   
Technical Specifications  
Chassis Steel tubular frame
Length 3850 mm
Width 1448 mm
Height 962 mm
Wheelbase 2280 mm
Front track 1270 mm
Rear track 1270 mm
Front suspension Independent wheel suspension, double wishbones, coil springs, telescope shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension De Dion rear suspension, transverse leaf springs,, Houdaille lever-type shock absorbers, double trailing links per side Later changed over to telescope shock absorbers
Front tyres 16“, 5.50 x 16“
Rear tyres 16“, 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 Approx. 645 kg
Fuel tank Approx. 200 litres, mounted in the rear end
Body material Aluminium
   
Engine  
Type Front engine, 12° inclined position to centre-line
Number of cylinders V8 – 90°
Displacement 2493,2 ccm
Bore and stroke 80 x 62 mm
Camshaft 2 overhead per cylinderbank
Valves 2 per cylinder
Valve control Valve springs
Compression ratio 11,5:1
Lubrication Dry sump
Ignition Magneti Marelli double ignition
Fuel management 4 Solex twin carburettors, type 40 PII
Maximum power Approx. 285 hp – 8.800 rpm
Gearbox 5 gears + rev., transaxle construction
Clutch Multi disc clutch
Engine weight -
   
Team  
Team manager Mino Amorotti
Design engineer/s Carlo Chiti
Engine Vittorio Jano
   
VINs  
  0005, 0006, 0007, 0008, 0009, 0010, 0012
Good to know:
  • As far as we know there is no original car left over
  • 3rd place in Drivers World Championship 1957 by Luigi Musso with 16 points
  • Fatal accident of Eugenio Castellotti during test runs with this car: Modena, 14 March 1957
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