Ferrari 400 Superamerica - Ferrari 400 Superamerica
Ferrari 400 Superamerica
|Sales designation:||Ferrari 400 Superamerica|
|Class :||Sports car|
|Body versions :||Coupe , Convertible|
|Engines:|| Otto engines : |
|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|
|Bore × stroke:||77 × 71 mm|
|Performance at 1 / min:||
294 kW |
250 kW |
(340 DIN PS)
|Max. Torque at 1 / min:||412 Nm at 4000||343 DIN – Nm bei 5000|
|Mixture preparation:||3 downdraft twin carburettors Weber 46DCF3||3 downdraft twin carburettors Weber 40DCL6|
|Valve control:||DOHC , chain drive|
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)|
- 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)