Ferrari 400 Super America, 1963 MY

The 400 Super America is a passenger car from Ferrari, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a Pininfarina-designed 2 door coupé body style. It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 4 litre capacity. This powerplant features single overhead camshaft valve gear, a 60 degree V 12 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 335 bhp (340 PS/250 kW) of power at 7000 rpm, and maximum torque of 343 N·m (253 lb·ft/35 kgm) at 5000 rpm. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual with overdrive gearbox. Stated kerb weight is 1247 kg. Maximum quoted speed is 266 km/h or 165 mph.

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Key facts

Ferrari 400 Super America, 1963 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4670 mm
How heavy?
1247 kg
What size engine?
4 litre, 3967 cm3
How many cylinders?
12, V
How much power?
340 PS / 335 bhp / 250 kW @ 7000 rpm
How much torque?
343 Nm / 253 ft.lb / 35 kgm @ 5000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 9.2 s
How fast?
266 km/h, 165 mph

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1963 Ferrari 400 Super America data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerPininfarina
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2600 mm 102.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1395 mm 54.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1390 mm 54.7 inches
Length 4670 mm 183.9 inches
Width 1770 mm 69.7 inches
Height 1300 mm 51.2 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.8
Kerb weight 1247 kg 2749 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 90 litres 19.8 UK Gal 23.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ferrari
Engine code 163
Cylinders V 12 in 60° vee
Capacity 4 litre
3967 cc
(242.081 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 77 × 71 mm
3.03 × 2.8 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.08
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 340 PS (335 bhp) (250 kW)
at 7000 rpm
Specific output 84.4 bhp/litre
1.38 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 343 Nm (253 ft·lb) (35 kgm)
at 5000 rpm
Specific torque 86.46 Nm/litre
1.05 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.8:1
Fuel system 3 Weber 40 DCL 6 carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1086.5 kPa (157.6 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 330.58 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 9.2 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 17 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 266 km/h (165 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 272.38 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
200.33 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
268.64 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.12 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 4.99 kg/kW
8.34 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 205 x 15
Tyres rear 205 x 15
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.78
Final drive ratio 3.77
general
Carfolio.com ID28666
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 44.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1963 Ferrari 400 Super America added before December 1995.
Last modified 2017-02-18.