Ferrari 375 MM Spyder 

  • built in Italy
  • 1953
  • 340 HP 4.5L
  • 174 mph
The 375MM series was later replaced by the 375 Plus, which featured a larger engine that was good enough for Ferrari's much needed win at Le Mans.
In total, around 26 375MMs were made, most being bodied by Pinin Farina into either coupes or spyders, but a few Vignale spyders were made.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari 375 MM Spyder

Top speed

375 MM Spyder
174 mph
253 mph
220 mph

Data points Key details of the Ferrari 375 MM Spyder


375 MM Spyder
340 HP
987 HP
750 HP

Engine size

375 MM Spyder
4,522 cc
7,993 cc
6,498 cc

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Ferrari 375 MM Spyder
All four cars were let down by their inferior brakes and trumped by the Jaguar C-Type's discs.
At first, Ferrari fitted a detuned version of their competition-spec 375 F1 engine in the 340 America chassis to make a hybrid 340/375MM..

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ferrari
Type of car Race car
Year 1953

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.06 lb/hp
Maximum hp 340 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Weight distribution 50%/50%
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 406/? 127
Rear wheels 406/? 127

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,400 lb
Width 52.2 in
Height 52 in
Length 164.4 in
Front track width 52.2 in
Wheelbase 102.4 in

road tests

Top speed 174 mph


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears


Displacement 4,522 cc
Cylinders V12
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.31 in / 2.68 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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