Auto Avio Costruzioni - Auto Avio Costruzioni

Auto Avio Costruzioni von 1940
Auto Avio Costruzioni von 1940
Auto Avio Costruzioni von 1940
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Lettering 815 above the radiator grille

Auto Avio Costruzioni (AAC) was an Italian company founded by Enzo Ferrari in Modena around 1938 to manufacture machine tools and parts for aerospace engines.

Development history

Ferrari, which until 1938 had taken over the works operations of Alfa Romeo with its Scuderia Ferrari , was contractually prohibited for a period of four years from building competing racing vehicles.

Nevertheless, Alberto Massimino designed an open sports two- seater at AAC for the Mille Miglia in 1940 , the AAC 815 with a one-and-a-half-liter in-line eight-cylinder engine (54 kW / 73 hp), box frame and body from Carrozzeria Touring . The 625 kg Spider was around 170 km / h fast. Two copies were built and used at the 1940 Brescia Grand Prix, but without success, both vehicles failed with engine failure. One of them still exists today.

Technical specifications

Technical data AAC 815 [1]
Motor: 8-cylinder in-line engine (four-stroke)
Displacement: 1496 cm³
Bohrung×Hub: 63×60 mm
Performance at 1 / min: 53 kW
(73 hp)
at 5500
Max. Torque at 1 / min: n.a.
Compression: n.a.
Mixture preparation: 2×Weber
Valve control: n.a.
Cooling: Water cooling
Transmission: Four-speed transmission
III. and 4th gear synchronized
rear-wheel drive
Front suspension: Independent suspension
Rear suspension: Rigid axle, leaf springs
Brakes: Hydraulically operated drum brakes all around
Bikes: Borrani spoke wheels type DD, 15 × 3.25
Tires: 5,50×15
Steering: Auger and roller, right hand drive
Track width front / rear: 1240/1240 mm
Wheelbase: 2420 mm
Empty weight: 535 kg (without body)
Top speed: 160–170 km / h
Consumption (liters / 100 kilometers): 13–15

literature

  • Godfrey Eaton: The Complete Ferrari. Edited by Geoff Willoughby. Cadogan Books, London 1985, ISBN 0-947754-10-5, S. 18f.
  • Franco Varisco: 815. The Genesis of Ferrari. Hyde Park Group, London 1990, ISBN 1-872718-01-9.

Weblinks

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Franco Varisco: 815. The Genesis of Ferrari. Hyde Park Group, London 1990, ISBN 1-872718-01-9 , p. 16 (based on the original sales prospectus ).