Ferrari 400 Superamerica - Ferrari 400 Superamerica

Ferrari
Ferrari 400 Superamerica
Ferrari 400 Superamerica
400 Superamerica
Sales designation: Ferrari 400 Superamerica
Production period: 1959–1964
Class : Sports car
Body versions : Coupe , Convertible
Engines: Otto engines :
4.0 liters
(250–294 kW)
Long: 4300–4670 mm
Width: 1680–1770 mm
Height: 1300–1310 mm
Wheelbase : 2420–2600 mm
Empty weight : 1280–1450 kg
Previous model Ferrari 410 Superamerica
successor Ferrari 500 Superfast

The Ferrari 400 Superamerica is a sports car built in two series from 1959 to 1964 by the Italian car manufacturer Ferrari .

The 400 Superamerica presented at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1960 (preceded by the presentation of a prototype in autumn 1959) shared a similar name with its predecessor, the Ferrari 410 Superamerica , but it was a comprehensive new development.

Although the box frame and rear rigid axle remained, the four-liter SOHC V12 was not derived from the engine of the 410 designed by Aurelio Lampredi, but rather developed from the three-liter unit of the Ferrari 250 originally designed by Gioacchino Colombo. For the first time in the 400 Superamerica, Ferrari deviated from the practice of choosing the model designation according to the displacement of a single cylinder; the 400 should then have been called 330.

The four-liter (type 163, bore × stroke: 77 × 71 mm), equipped with three Weber 42DCW carburettors, drew 250 kW (340 hp) at 7000 rpm from a displacement of 3967 cm³. Series was a four-speed gearbox with overdrive .

The first series had a wheelbase of 2400 to 2440 mm (the factory specifications vary) and was built 23 times. With the exception of two car bodies at Scaglietti (a Spider and a Berlinetta), all the bodies came from Pinin Farina . Most of the specimens (12) had the so-called Aerodinamica Coupé body with a steeply sloping rear section and a panoramic rear window, the lines of which went back to the Pinin Farina style study Ferrari Superfast II shown in 1960 ; in addition there was the prototype coupé from 1959, 5 convertibles, a 2 + 2-seater special coupé and the style studies Superfast II (later converted to Superfast IV) and Superfast III.

The Series II had a longer wheelbase of 2600 mm. 4 Pinin Farina convertibles and 19 Aerodinamica coupés were created.

The successor to the 400 Superamerica was the Ferrari 500 Superfast developed from the Superfast IV .

Technical data Ferrari 400 Superamerica
Ferrari 400 Superamerica S I 400 Superamerica S II
Motor: 12-cylinder V-engine (four-stroke), fork angle 60 °, longitudinally at the front
Engine type: n.a. n.a.
Displacement: 3967 cm³
Bore × stroke: 77 × 71 mm
Performance at 1 / min: 294 kW
(400 hp)
at 6750
250 kW
(340 DIN PS)
at 7000
Max. Torque at 1 / min: 412 Nm at 4000 343 DIN – Nm bei 5000
Compression: 9,8:1 8,8:1
Mixture preparation: 3 downdraft twin carburettors Weber 46DCF3 3 downdraft twin carburettors Weber 40DCL6
Valve control: DOHC , chain drive
Cooling: Water cooling
Transmission: 5-speed
rear-wheel drive transmission
Front suspension: Triangle wishbone axle, coil springs
Rear suspension: Rigid axle, semi-elliptical leaf springs
Brakes: Dunlop disc brakes all around, servo
Steering: Snail and roller
Body: Aluminum on an elliptical tube frame
Track width front / rear: 1359/1400 mm 1395/1390 mm
Wheelbase: 2420 mm 2600 mm
Dimensions: 4300 × 1680 × 1310 mm 4670 × 1770 × 1300 mm
Empty weight: 1280 kg 1450 kg
Top speed: 300 km / h 265 km / h
0–100 km / h: not specified
Consumption (liters / 100 kilometers): ca. 20 S
Price: on request (1960) ca. DM 84.000 (1963)

literature

  • Godfrey Eaton: The Complete Ferrari. Edited by Geoff Willoughby. Cadogan Books, London 1985, ISBN 0-947754-10-5, S. 111–115 und 351.
  • Automobil Revue , catalog numbers 1960 and 1964 (dates and prices).
  • Die Auto-Modelle 1963/64 , p. 87 (price)
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