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Ferrari 166 (1947-1953) specifications

Ferrari's first road car, the 166, featured a potent 2.0-litre Colombo V12 engine and streamlined coupe bodywork


Although Enzo Ferrari set up his own car company in 1940, it wasn't until 1947 that he launched the racing 125. Subsequently available with Touring bodies, they proved to be wonderful machines when partnered with Gioacchino Colombo's jewel-like V12 engine. The 125s were 1.5-litres, while the true road-going 166 was introduced with a 2.0-litre. Available with Pinin Farina, Bertone, Ghia, Vignale and Allemano bodies to complement the most widely known by Touring. Racing credentials were thoroughly proven at Le Mans, where it won in 1949.

Production

  • Production:
    71
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,000,000
  • Price (good):
    £1,500,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,200,000
  • Price (project):
    £750,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.5secs
  • Top speed:
    106.0mph
  • Power:
    110.0bhp
  • Torque:
    120.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V12
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    Carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, unequal-length wishbones, transverse leaf spring, telescopic dampers
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic springs, telescopic dampers, anti-roll bar
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    Recirculating ball
  • Bodyframe:
    Tubular frame
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Wheelbase:
    2620mm
  • Weight:
    980kgs

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