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