1953 Ferrari 166 Abarth

This automobile has a 2 door roadster body style with a front located engine delivering its power to the rear wheels. Its 2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, single overhead camshaft, 12 cylinder that produces 140 bhp (142 PS/104 kW) of power. Claimed kerb weight is 545 kg. Maximum stated speed is 240 km/h or 149 mph.


Key facts

1953 Ferrari 166 Abarth information summary

What body style?
2 door roadster with 2 seats
How long?
4180 mm
How heavy?
545 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1995 cm3
How many cylinders?
12, V
How much power?
142 PS / 140 bhp / 104 kW
How much torque?
How fast?
240 km/h, 149 mph

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1953 Ferrari 166 Abarth data
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2324 mm 91.5 inches
Track/tread (front)
Track/tread (rear)
Length 4180 mm 164.6 inches
Width 1495 mm 58.9 inches
Height 1212 mm 47.7 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.8
Kerb weight 545 kg 1202 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ferrari
Engine code
Cylinders V 12
Capacity 2 litre
1995 cc
(121.742 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 60 × 58.8 mm
2.36 × 2.31 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.02
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 142 PS (140 bhp) (104 kW)
Specific output 70.2 bhp/litre
1.15 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 166.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 240 km/h (149 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 260.45 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
191.56 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
256.88 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.11 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.22 kg/kW
8.72 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID1012
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 26.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1953 Ferrari 166 Abarth added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.