Ferrari 801

Ferrari 801 image

active: 1957
Team: Scuderia Ferrari SpA


Engine: Front-mounted aspirated 90° V8, light alloy cylinder block and head, press-fitted cast iron cylinder liners, 135 mm connecting rods, water cooled

Bore & Stroke: 76 x 68.5 mm

Unitary and Total Displacement: 310.75/2,485.98 cc

Compression Ratio: 11.5:1

Max. Power Output: 275 bhp at 8,400 rpm

Timing Gear: 2 valves per cylinder, 2 camshafts per bank of cylinders, chain drive.

Fuel Feed: 4 Solex 40 PIL vertical twin choke carburettors

Ignition: Twin-plug, with 2 Marelli magnetos

Lubrication System: Forced with dry sump.

Transmission: Rear, Dry twin-plate clutch, rear transverse gearbox with 5 speeds + reverse, in block with limited slip differential.

Gear Ratios: Variable depending on racing circuit.

Chassis: Type F1 8CL. Steel tube structure.

Front Suspension: Double wishbones: double triangles, coil springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar.

Rear Suspension: De Dion axle, 2 longitudinal struts, transverse upper leaf spring, Houdaille lever dampers

Brakes: Bimetallic finned drums on all four wheels. Hydraulic control.

Steering: Worm and sector.

Length: 3,850 mm

Width: 1,448 mm

Height: 962 mm

Front Track: 1,305 mm

Rear Track: 1,334 mm

Kerb Weight (with water and oil): 650 kg

Front Tyres: 5.50x16"

Rear Tyres: 7.00x16". Englebert.

Wheels: Light alloy wire wheels

Fuel Tank: 200 litres. 2 side and 1 rear tank. (Aircraft fuel NO 100/130).

Bodywork: Aluminium single-seater body