1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico

The Ferrari 340 Mexico is a coupé designed by Vignale with 2 doors and a front mounted powerplant which supplies its power to the rear wheels. The Ferrari 340 Mexico's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 4.1 litre, single overhead camshaft 60 degree V 12 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it develops 280 bhp (284 PS/209 kW) of power at 6600 rpm, and maximum torque of 309 N·m (228 lb·ft/31.5 kgm) at 4500 rpm. It features dry sump-type lubrication. The engine transfers its power through to the wheels via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Quoted weight at the kerb is 900 kg. Top quoted speed is 229 km/h (142 mph).

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1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4000 mm
How heavy?
900 kg
What size engine?
4.1 litre, 4102 cm3
How many cylinders?
12, V
How much power?
284 PS / 280 bhp / 209 kW @ 6600 rpm
How much torque?
309 Nm / 228 ft.lb / 31.5 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6 s
How fast?
229 km/h, 142 mph
1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
DesignerVignale
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2600 mm 102.4 inches
Track/tread (front) 1270 mm 50 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1250 mm 49.2 inches
Length 4000 mm 157.5 inches
Width 1500 mm 59.1 inches
Height 1380 mm 54.3 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.54
Kerb weight 900 kg 1984 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 159.1 litres 35 UK Gal 42 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area 1.50
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ferrari
Engine code
Cylinders V 12 in 60° vee
Capacity 4.1 litre
4102 cc
(250.319 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 80 × 68 mm
3.15 × 2.68 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.18
Valve gear single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 284 PS (280 bhp) (209 kW)
at 6600 rpm
Specific output 68.3 bhp/litre
1.12 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 309 Nm (228 ft·lb) (31.5 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque 75.33 Nm/litre
0.91 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump dry sumped
compression ratio 8.1:1
Fuel system 3 Weber carburettors
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 946.6 kPa (137.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 341.83 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 16.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 229 km/h (142 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 315.44 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
232 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
311.11 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.14 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 4.31 kg/kW
7.2 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 I.DW.TL.
Rear suspension LA.TA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 5.50-16
Tyres rear 6.00-16
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.91
Final drive ratio 4.00
general
Carfolio.com ID40524
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 47.6
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.