Ferrari 166/195 S Le Mans Berlinetta 

  • built in Italy
  • 1950
  • 160 HP 2.3L
  • 136 mph
”1 Although he doubted the cars “weight, stability, aerodynamics, and penetration”, he was enthusiastic about the engine which lasted two more races without much work.1 After the Mille Miglia, 0024M were it was joined by Ferrari's larger 340 America on the floor of the Torino Motor Show.
Ferrari's first successful coupe was the Le Mans Berlinetta made for the 1950 24 Hours of Le mans.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 166/195 S Le Mans Berlinetta

Top speed

166/195 S Le Mans Berlinetta
136 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 166/195 S Le Mans Berlinetta

Number built

166/195 S Le Mans Berlinetta
5 cars
300 cars


166/195 S Le Mans Berlinetta
160 HP
987 HP

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Ferrari 166/195 S Le Mans Berlinetta
In 1950 Ferrari improved the 166 MM by enlarging the engine's bore and raising the single cylinder capacity to 195cc.
Bodies for the Le Mans Berlinetta were crafted by Superleggera Touring in Milan who focused on weight reduction and air resistance.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ferrari
Type of car Race car
Year 1950
Number built 5 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.75 lb/hp
Maximum hp 160 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,341 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Bore/stroke 2.56 in / 2.31 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 136 mph


Chief designer Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni


Drivetrain Front Engine
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,720 lb
Front track width 50 in
Wheelbase 88.6 in
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