1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial SII

The Ferrari 500 Mondial SII is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which transmits its power through the rear wheels. The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 2 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It has an output of 170 bhp (172 PS/127 kW) of power at 7000 rpm. The quoted weight at the kerb is 720 kg.


Key facts

1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial SII information summary

What body style?
2 door fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How heavy?
720 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1985 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
172 PS / 170 bhp / 127 kW @ 7000 rpm
How much torque?

Ferrari 500 models

2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 1985 cm3 193 PS 190 bhp 142 kW 680 kg
Ferrari 500 Mondial SI -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 1985 cm3 162 PS 160 bhp 119 kW 750 kg
1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial SII data
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2250 mm 88.6 inches
Track/tread (front) 1278 mm 50.3 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1284 mm 50.6 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio
Kerb weight 720 kg 1587 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
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 172 PS (170 bhp) (127 kW)
at 7000 rpm
Specific output 85.6 bhp/litre
1.4 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.5:1
Fuel system 2 We carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 496.25 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
Power-to-weight ratio 239.39 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
176.07 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
236.11 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.11 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.68 kg/kW
9.49 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 1
Final drive ratio
Carfolio.com ID69696
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 20.1
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial SII added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.