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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 data AAC 815 |
|Motor:||8-cylinder in-line engine (four-stroke)|
|Performance at 1 / min:||
53 kW |
|Max. Torque at 1 / min:||n.a.|
Four-speed transmission |
III. and 4th gear synchronized
|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|
|Steering:||Auger and roller, right hand drive|
|Track width front / rear:||1240/1240 mm|
|Empty weight:||535 kg (without body)|
|Top speed:||160–170 km / h|
|Consumption (liters / 100 kilometers):||13–15|
- 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.
- GTÜ Society for Technical Monitoring mbH (accessed on December 22, 2013)
- 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 ).