Ferrari 340 America 

  • $20k built in Italy
  • 1951
  • 217 HP 4.1L
  • 149 mph
Obviously, America was very important to Enzo Ferrari, important enough to brand the country with his top product.
The Lampredi design first debuted at the 1950 Mille Miglia in two 275 S experimental sports cars (0030 MT and 0032 MT) having a 3322cc displacement.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 340 America

Top speed

340 America
149 mph
Agera R
260 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 340 America


340 America


340 America
217 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
987 HP

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Ferrari 340 America
Both cars retired due to gearbox problems, but their initial success helped Ferrari conceptualize the 340 America, and move forward with Lampredi's engine.
Future types, destined for street use and focusing on luxury and prestige used the America term, while the 340 MM and 375 Plus carried on as competition cars.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ferrari
Price $20,000
Type of car Race car
Year 1951
Highest auction price 1951 Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta, $973k, August 2005


Drivetrain RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,246 lb
Front track width 50.3 in
Wheelbase 95.3 in

road tests

Top speed 149 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.35 lb/hp
Maximum hp 217 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 4,100 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8:1
Bore/stroke 3.15 in / 2.68 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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