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