Ferrari 340 Mexico Coupé 

  • $15k built in Italy
  • 1952
  • 280 HP 4.1L
  • 174 mph
 
For the Mexico series a higher compression was used, with new camshafts which raised power from 220 bhp to 280 bhp.
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Ferrari's Carrera Panamericana contender was a combination of their 340 America racer with an unusually elegant coupe body from Vignale.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 340 Mexico Coupé

Top speed

340 Mexico Coupé
174 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 340 Mexico Coupé

Price

340 Mexico Coupé
$15k
Veyron
$1.50M

Number built

340 Mexico Coupé
3 cars
Veyron
300 cars

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The chassis was also slightly revised with smaller tubes that converted the 340 America design into the "America Tubolare" which explains the AT suffix on the chassis numbers.
Thankfully all three coupes have survived along with a sole Spyder which was sent to the Carrera Panamericana, but never raced.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Ferrari
Price $14,500
Type of car Race car
Year 1952
Number built 3 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.09 lb/hp
Maximum hp 280 HP @ 6,600 RPM
Maximum torque 228 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,101 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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,984 lb
Width 59.2 in
Height 52.5 in
Length 165.4 in
Front track width 50.3 in
Wheelbase 102.4 in

road tests

Top speed 174 mph

design

Chief designer Giovanni Michelotti

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.16:1
  2. 2: 1.95:1
  3. 3: 1.4:1
  4. 4: 1:1
  5. 5: 0.91:1
Axle ratio 4:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 406/? 152
Rear wheels 406/? 165
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