Ferrari 857S - Ferrari 857S
When it turned out during the 1955 sports car world championship season that the Ferrari 750 Monza had virtually no chance against the Mercedes-Benz works cars, the Scuderia team management decided to build a new racing car. Three bodies were built at Scaglietti . Like the 750 Monza, the 857S had independent suspension on double wishbones with coil springs and lever arm shock absorbers. The 4-cylinder in- line engine was revised and developed 280 hp with a displacement of 3.5 liters.
The works cars were rarely used. The greatest successes were the second overall place for Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien at the 1000 km race in Buenos Aires in 1956 and the third overall place for Eugenio Castellotti and Robert Manzon at the Targa Florio 1955 . In the same year, the 857S was replaced by the far more successful 860 Monza .
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- Peter Braun / Gregor Schulz: The great Ferrari manual. Heel, Königswinter 2006, ISBN 3-89880-501-8 .