Ferrari 159 S 

  • built in Italy
  • 1947
  • 125 HP 1.9L
  • 124 mph
Both cars sported five-speed manual transmissions and retained the Fiat tradition of mounting the engine in-block with the gearbox.
by Top Speed (Nov, 2009)
The 159 S made its debut at the Circuito di Pescara with Franco Cortese behin the wheel.
by Top Speed (Nov, 2009)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 159 S

0-60mph

159 S
10 s
Venom GT
2.5 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

159 S
124 mph
Venom GT
270 mph
Agera R
260 mph

0-100mph

159 S
28.1 s
Veyron
5.1 s
Venom GT
5.3 s

1/4 mile

159 S
15.68 s
Venom GT
9.95 s
Agera R
10.1 s

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 159 S

Number built

159 S
2 cars
Veyron
300 cars
Venom GT
30 cars

Horsepower

159 S
125 HP
Venom GT
1,200 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP

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1947 Ferrari 159 S - Top Speed

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Both cars sported five-speed manual transmissions and retained the Fiat tradition of mounting the engine in-block with the gearbox.
The 159 S made its debut at the Circuito di Pescara with Franco Cortese behin the wheel.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Ferrari
Type of car Race car
Year 1947
Number built 2 cars

design

Body style Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,653 lb
Front track width 49.4 in
Wheelbase 95.3 in

road tests

Top speed 124 mph
1/4 mile 15.68 s
0-60mph 10 s
0-100mph 28.1 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13.22 lb/hp
Maximum hp 125 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 96 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,902 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Bore/stroke 2.32 in / 2.28 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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