1953 Ferrari 375 America

The Ferrari 375 America is a rear wheel drive vehicle, with the engine placed in the front, and a 2 door coupé bodyshell designed by Vignale. It is powered by a dry sumped naturally aspirated engine of 4.5 litre capacity. This unit features single overhead camshaft valve gear, a 60 degree V 12 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 296 bhp (300 PS/221 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 392 N·m (289 lb·ft/40 kgm) at 5000 rpm. Lubrication is of the dry sump-type. The engine drives the wheels through a 4 speed manual transmission.


Key facts

1953 Ferrari 375 America information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
What size engine?
4.5 litre, 4523 cm3
How many cylinders?
12, V
How much power?
300 PS / 296 bhp / 221 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
392 Nm / 289 ft.lb / 40 kgm @ 5000 rpm

Ferrari 375 models

Ferrari 375 America -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 4M 4523 cm3 300 PS 296 bhp 221 kW
1953 Ferrari 375 America data
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2800 mm 110.2 inches
Track/tread (front) 1325 mm 52.2 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1320 mm 52 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 140 litres 30.8 UK Gal 37 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ferrari
Engine code
Cylinders V 12 in 60° vee
Capacity 4.5 litre
4523 cc
(276.01 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84 × 68 mm
3.31 × 2.68 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.24
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 300 PS (296 bhp) (221 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 65.4 bhp/litre
1.07 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 392 Nm (289 ft·lb) (40 kgm)
at 5000 rpm
Specific torque 86.67 Nm/litre
1.05 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump dry sumped
compression ratio 8:1
Fuel system 3 Weber 40 DCF carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1089.1 kPa (158 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 376.92 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
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
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 I.DW.TL.
Rear suspension LA.LongLS.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 7.10-15
Tyres rear 7.10-15
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr-S
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.55
Carfolio.com ID305481
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 52.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1953 Ferrari 375 America added 2013-02-04.
Last modified 2013-02-28.