Ferrari 246 F1

Ferrari 246 F1 image

active: 1958
Team: Scuderia Ferrari SpA


Engine: Type 143, front longitudinally-mounted 65° V6, light alloy cylinder block and head, cast iron wet liners, 132 mm connecting rods, water cooled

Bore & Stroke: 85 x 71 mm

Unitary and Total Displacement: 402.889/2,417.337 cc

Compression Ratio: 9.8:1

Max. Power Output: 280 bhp at 8,500 rpm

Timing Gear: 2 valves per cylinder, 2 chain driven overhead camshafts per cylinder bank

Fuel Feed: 3 twin-choke downdraught Weber 42 DCN carburettors

Ignition: Twin-plug with a single Marelli magneto

Lubrication System: Dry sump

Transmission: Rear-wheel drive, multi-plate clutch, 523 4-speed gearbox + reverse mounted transversally in unit with ZF limited-slip differential

Gear Ratios: Variable depending on track

Chassis: Type 528. Chassis composed of two main elliptic tubes and other small tubes to form a light, rigid structure

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

Rear Suspension: De Dion axle, transverse upper leaf spring, two longitudinal radius arms, Houdaille lever dampers

Front Brakes: Hydraulic drums with helical fins; 350 x 48 mm

Rear Brakes: Hydraulic drums with helical fins; 300 x 50 mm

Steering: Worm and sector

Length: 4,030 mm

Width: 1,500 mm

Height: 980 mm

Wheelbase and Front/ Rear Track: 2,160/1,240 mm/1,240 mm

Kerb Weight (with water and oil): 560 kg

Front Tyres: 5.50x16", Englebert

Rear Tyres: 6.50x16", Englebert

Wheels: Wire wheels, front 4.50Kx16", rear 5.50Kx16"

Fuel Tank: 160 litres, rear-mounted (NO 100/130 aviation fuel)

Bodywork: Single-seater aluminium body