Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta 

  • built in Italy
  • 1948-1950
  • 140 HP 2.0L
  • 105 mph
The design was copied by AC for their Ace which evolved into the Shelby Cobra.
Ferrari's first coupe was built as on the 166MM chassis.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Top speed

166 MM Barchetta
105 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Number built

166 MM Barchetta
33 cars
300 cars


166 MM Barchetta
140 HP
987 HP

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Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta
Carrozzeria Scaglietti was hired and fitted chassis 014i with a unique 500 TR-style body in 1955, but it retained the Spyder Corsica wheelbase and finned aluminum drums.
To commemorate their first major success at the prestigious 1948 Mille Miglia, Ferrari upgraded their successful 166 Sport and made a series of cars called the 166 MM.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ferrari
Type of car Race car
Year 1948-1950
Number built 33 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.24 lb/hp
Maximum hp 140 HP @ 6,600 RPM
Maximum torque 117 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 1,995 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Bore/stroke 2.36 in / 2.31 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 105 mph


Chief designer Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni & Federico Formenti


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,433 lb
Width 60 in
Height 42 in
Length 142 in
Front track width 49.2 in
Wheelbase 86.6 in
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