1956 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa

This car has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style with a front located engine powering the rear wheels. Its 2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 4 cylinder that produces 190 bhp (193 PS/142 kW) of power at 7000 rpm, and maximum torque of 205 N·m (151 lb·ft/20.9 kgm) at 5500 rpm. It weighs a stated 680 kg at the kerb. It is claimed to achieve a top speed of 257 km/h (160 mph).

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1956 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2 seats
How heavy?
680 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1985 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
193 PS / 190 bhp / 142 kW @ 7000 rpm
How much torque?
205 Nm / 151 ft.lb / 20.9 kgm @ 5500 rpm
How fast?
257 km/h, 160 mph

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1956 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa data
bodywork
Body type2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2250 mm 88.6 inches
Track/tread (front) 1303 mm 51.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1250 mm 49.2 inches
Length
Width
Height
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight 680 kg 1499 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ferrari
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1985 cc
(121.132 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 90 × 78 mm
3.54 × 3.07 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.15
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 193 PS (190 bhp) (142 kW)
at 7000 rpm
Specific output 95.7 bhp/litre
1.57 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 205 Nm (151 ft·lb) (20.9 kgm)
at 5500 rpm
Specific torque 103.27 Nm/litre
1.25 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 8.75:1
Fuel system 2 We carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1297.8 kPa (188.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 496.25 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 257 km/h (160 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 283.3 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
208.36 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
279.41 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.12 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 4.8 kg/kW
8.02 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
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio
general
Carfolio.com ID69520
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 20.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1956 Ferrari 500 Testa Rossa added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.